Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot
I have to agree, it's not dead, quite the opposite..but it still was over hyped nonetheless.
Not just over-hyped but irresponsibly
over-hyped. My mother-in-law didn't know if she should even turn on her computer yesterday. That may sound ridiculous to everyone around here (including me). I eventually talked her off the cyber ledge. But most people in this world don't want to bother with even the bare minimum of how a computer works, they don't have the time, don't care, etc. They just want to send email, buy something off amazon or whatever. Honestly, that's perfectly understandable because everything is not for everybody.
But when you've got every TV news person, every radio news spot, every newspaper, every magazine, every blog saying for 48 hours in a row what a world disaster this stupid conficker thing will be, that's not news. It's lazy @#$%! morons shouting from the mountaintops a bunch of alarmist crap.
Not saying conficker was not a threat. Just saying you had to really dig deep to find someone who knows what the hell they're talking about.