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LA Times.com: Windows, Windows Everywhere

Aug 12, 2001, 16:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Wilson)

[ Thanks to Paul Eggert for this link. ]

"I'm sending you this e-mail from 2021--40 years after IBM released its first personal computer--in a last attempt to prevent the mistakes in computer development that put civilization in jeopardy."

"...The problem is, because everything runs the same operating system--even my electric shaver--once somebody discovers a security flaw, it can bring down our computers. All the computers. All over the world."

"In some places, the power is on for only a couple of hours a day now."

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