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Short, Sweet, and Clear —

I’m often asked about other possible subjects a film-savvy technical historian guy might cover. I get a good amount of mail and conversation with this question, and the suggestions generally fall into a bunch of what-you-might-expect standards.

One which people ask me a lot about is, “Why don’t you do a documentary about virus writers and anti-virus companies?”

Here’s the answer in one short, sweet, completely accurate line: Because I do not want to be killed.

I just wanted to pass that along.


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  1. Anony Moose says:

    Hahahaha, RUSSIANS!
    Judging from media about virus writers on the internet you’ll only be able to get interviews with children who write batch scripts and visual basic programs that deltree, anyway.

    I reccomend http://vx.netlux.org/ for anyone interested in this stuff, sure Jason isn’t but others might be! And this took me some time to find :-)

  2. Jason Scott says:

    Oh, make no mistake, I am interested in the subject.

  3. Anony Moose says:

    But not interested enough to die for it!

    Surely it’s not that bad, I am yet to hear of a/v employee murders and the guys at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/ regularly report on ze Russians.