Homage to The Wizard of Oz led me to the title of this blog. Of course in the movie it’s Dorothy and the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow who are walking down the Yellow Brick Road repeating “Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my!” It’s a scary place that yellow brick road which they are on to see the wizard. Their purpose outweighs their fears in the end. And that’s all any of us can ever hope for. It’s a scary place these days on ones computer without virus protection, spy-ware, and now of course, malware. Malicious programs must be stopped! Why do they exist in the first place? Nerd men, mostly, who have nothing better to do than create nonsense and chaos so that they can feel big, fulfilled and mostly, important. The mess it has caused innocent computer users around the globe is exponential. The cost to computer users around the globe is tremendous with all the scanning programs we must buy to protect our electronic friends. I wonder if the creators of all this protection ware ever thought of creating some havoc, chaos themselves in order to sell more protective services? Hmm?
Shakedown on the PC front. A PC mafia if you will. Clever really very clever. Of course something like that would never REALLY happen now would it? Hmm? Go now, fear not, and continue to practice safe computing. Children used to fear the bogeyman, now they fear non-biological viruses that kill their favorite video games. Creepy isn’t it?