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How Social Networking Saved a Life

Apr 08, 2010, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Strom)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"This week's missive is written by Dennis Fowler, one of the members of the Internet Press Guild (IPG). He tells the story better than I, a story about how a small community helped its own.

"Before the internet, before Windows was a gleam in Bill Gates' eye, Ross Greenberg pioneered computer anti-virus software. In the mid '80s his Flu-Shot protected against all 81 viruses loose at the time. It's impossible to know how many computer users owed the health of their systems to his work. Ross also became a computer journalist, and in the '90s, a member of the IPG (www.netpress.org), a non-profit organization promoting excellence in journalism about the Internet.

"Also, for the last two decades he has battled the relentless, crippling onslaught of Multiple Sclerosis."

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