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:
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 email@example.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.
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.