Watch this 1988 news report about the world's first computer worm

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Nov 2, 2013
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  1. You’d think the world was coming to an end judging by this 1988 news report about the first computer ‘virus’ to spread via the Internet. This particular virus, known as the Morris worm, was written by Cornell student Robert Morris...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Imagine what it would take to see again a glimpse of a virus code on national TV these days...
  3. Things have gone downhill since.
  4. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 236   +50

  5. "Hey, someone I don't know sent me an email."
    "Cool, there's an attachment, I hope it's a cool game!"
    *6 hours later downloading on a 14k modem*
    "That was fast!"
    "Darn, file corrupt, I'll redownload."
    *11 hours later*
    "Finished downloading! This game better be good."
    "Aw, computer no work no more."
  6. Guest said: .... "Aw, computer no work no more."

    You didn't watch did you? Virus made no harm.
  7. hwangsta

    hwangsta TS Rookie

    "...just as we become totally dependent on our computers" - 1988
  8. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    OMG those clothes and hair, just when I thought I had forgotten those times.
  9. Awesome, and Amish guy who is into Tech!
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    How about Schillers push broom lip. :)
  11. 1988... Plenty of NES classics already on the scene, countless awesome arcade games....

    ...And they use footage from E.T. on an Atari 2600

    Reminds me of all the things on TV that to this very day use stock sounds from the crappy 2600 Pac-Man :)

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