gbarrett at AMERICANDIALECT.ORG
Mon Jun 14 13:20:50 UTC 1999
John Markoff, writing in the New York Times about computer viruses, worms and other infections, claims the following:
"The term "worm" first appeared in John Brunner's 1975 novel "Shockwave Rider" (Del Rey Books) while "virus" first appeared in a computer context in David Gerrold's "When Harley Was One" (Ballantine, 1972)."
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