Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Perry E. Metzger (
Date: Fri Jan 02 2004 - 13:58:37 MST

Robin Lee Powell <> writes:
> Remember, the Internet Worm of 1988 was an accident (an error in the
> code that recognized that the current machine had already been
> infected).

It wasn't an accident. The fact that it spread faster than intended
was accidental, but not the fact that it spread. It was deliberately
engineered to self replicate from the start.

(Pretty bad code too, but that's another story.)

Perry E. Metzger

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