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"60 Minutes" freaks out over Conficker. Where's John Hodgman when you need him?

Mar 30, 2009, 15:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Beckham)

"I'll leave it to the interwebs' approximately 10 million computer experts to dissect Stahl's script line by line (my favorite: "I hear 'Jaws' music!"). But as a media guy, I couldn't help but notice that CBS has had millions of dollars thrown at it by Microsoft Windows for a new ad campaign running during the NCAA tournament. And yet, I waited in vain for any mention in the "60 Minutes" story of the fact that the only computers capable of being infected by the dreaded Conficker virus were PCs running Windows.

"Just to amuse myself, I started doing a variation on the old fortune-cookie game -- you know, where you tack on "...in bed" at the end of random sentences, usually after having one too many drinks? Tonight, I hit the pause button on the TiVo and finished Stahl's sentences with "... on a PC." Even Mrs. TVB thought it was kinda funny. (For a while. Then, annoying.)"

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