RE: Microsoft employee produces product infected by virus

Joe Barrera (
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 16:09:36 -0700


Augh! I am really sorry. I should have thought of putting a note on the
door instead of thinking that I would remember to warn everyone in time.
Yes, I deserve the Microsoft bashing.

At any rate, I hope you get through the "chicken pops" okay.

- Joe

PS. Gordon: we prefer to be called "henchpeople." This is the '90s,
after all.

Joseph S. Barrera III (
Phone, Office: (415) 778-8227; Cellular: (415) 601-3719; Home: (415)

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Subject: Microsoft employee produces product infected by

Barbara started breaking out in spots last night. She had it
confirmed by a doctor this morning.

Anyone else who attended ForkCon'96 had better watch out. The
normal incubation period for Chicken Pox is 14-17 days. Today
is day 16.

Email messages of condolance can be sent to


I knew we should have stayed away... The number of times I have
lectured people about the evils and danger of Microsoft
The risk of catching a virus is just too great. Alas, the
of one of Bill Gates evil henchmen ran loose that evening in an
insecure environment, and thus the damage was done. Apparently
a Microsoft employee did issue a warning statement, but as might
be expected we did not receive it until it was too late...