CKL's HotSheet (unpublished)

October 2001

From a Wired News story on "cybersecurity":

Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Michigan) offered his own suggestion for improving America's computer security: Use a Mac. "I own a Macintosh. I got through Y2K -- I didn't even think about it. And I've never had any problems with viruses. Maybe there's a lesson to be learned."
Yeah, the lesson is this: politicians like to shoot their mouths off. Macs aren't inherently any safer or more stable than PCs running Microsoft Windows. Computer virus writers don't attack Macs because Macs are not the majority. Macs don't represent the mainstream, the establishment, "The Man."

I've never had any problem with viruses, either. And it's not because I use a Mac. It's because I don't do stupid things like running strange programs e-mailed from people I don't know or