How Social Networking Saved a Life
Apr 08, 2010, 07:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."