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Computer Virus TV News Report 1988

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Uploaded on May 12, 2007

Overly melodramatic and cheesy Boston TV channel news report about a computer virus outbreak discovered by MIT nerds. Fun because they don't just report on the virus - they interview geeks, and insert random clips from retro videogames and TV movies to illustrate what a virus is. Remember, this was 1988!

P.S. I recorded this original broadcast in 1988 directly off the air when I was a student at MIT (that's me in the blue plaid shirt at 0:54, more 80s style at 1:05). I didn't personally know the people who are interviewed, but some of them were familiar faces in the computer lab.

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