May 16, 2000: While I was supposed to be "focusing my energy" at the end of yoga class this morning I was instead thinking about the ILOVEYOU virus (which as aaron pointed out would have been way cooler if it was called IKISSYOU). I was thinking about how all the mac users who smugly pointed out that the virus didn't affect them were totally missing the point.. They weren't affected because they don't make up enough of the market to have been targeted. Which got me thinking about how computer viruses are similar to natural pests where if you plant the same crop year after year you end up much more vulnerable than if you rotate your crops. Not that I'm advocating switching your email client all the time, but it does argue in favor of heterogeneity.. It's funny to be making an argument against standardization.