21st Challenge No. 24

Roll your own Irresistible Virus Wrapper.

By Charlie Varon - Jim Rosenau
July 17, 1999 8:00PM (UTC)
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Recent computer viruses have been spread by mailing themselves from one user to another -- with a note, ostensibly from the first person, that tempts the other into opening the attached file.

Readers are invited to submit an Irresistible Virus Wrapper with the following elements:

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From:

To:

Subject:

Attached file name:

You may include a message of up to 25 words.

As usual, you may assume any identity. Extra credit for not mentioning any of
the following: "Good Times," Bill Gates, Y2K.

R U L E S

Send your submissions via e-mail only to salon21st@salon.com. Please include your full name and an accurate e-mail address so we can contact you if you're a winner. By submitting your entry you give Salon Technology permission to publish it. Deadline for entries is July 26, 1999.

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P R I Z E S

The winning response will receive a copy of Salon Technology senior correspondent Andrew Leonard's book, "Bots: The Origin of New Species."

In two weeks we'll publish a winner and some selected entries -- then start over a couple weeks after that with a whole new challenge.


Charlie Varon

Charlie Varon is a humorist and playwright. His works include "Ralph Nader Is Missing" and "Rush Limbaugh in Night School."

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Jim Rosenau

Jim Rosenau is a writer, editor and software designer in Berkeley, Calif. Jim and Charlie are also co-founders of the citizens group Californians for Earthquake Prevention and partners in Mockingbird Media, which offers a full line of comic services.

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