Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Cleaning Computer Files
SAM: What are you doing, Marcus? I thought you don't like to type.
MARCUS: I'm not going to type. I'm going to delete.
SAM: Cleaning up the computer for Jan, are you?
MARCUS: Sort of. I just read an email telling us we have a computer virus.
SAM: I didn't see any email. Was it addressed to us?
MARCUS: Not exactly. It was addressed to Jan. I just thought I'd save her some time and take care of it myself.
SAM: Can I see the email?
MARCUS: Sure! Here it is. I'll just open it for you.
SAM: Marcus, you haven't started deleting anything yet, have you?
MARCUS: Not yet. First I have to let all our friends know in case they have the same virus.
SAM: Well, don't tell anyone or delete anything!
MARCUS: But this sounds serious. Time is of the essence.
SAM: Try reading the message slowly ... out loud.
MARCUS: VARNING: MinnySoda Compewtr Virus. Ve haf just sent you da NORVEGIAN VIRUS. Since ve do not haf any programming experience and do not know how to actually demage your computir, dis Virus verks on da honor system. Please forward dis Virus to eferyvone on your mailing list and den manually delete all of da files on your hard drive. Tank you for your cooperation, Sven and Ole.
SAM: Did you listen to the words as you read them?
MARCUS: Of course. These guys are very helpful and polite. Perhaps I should send them a thank you note for saving our computer.
SAM: Back away from the computer without touching another key! If you don't I'll tie you up and stuff you in the closet with the vacuum cleaner.
MARCUS: Hey, that sounds like fun, Sam, but maybe another time. I think I hear a soccer ball calling my name.