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RE: Worst case worm damage estimates: Research
> Sean Donelan wrote: > This is where I agree with Paxson and Weaver, there isn't > a deep supply line for replacement PCs. If 50 million PCs > fall over in a single morning, its unlikely the PC repair > people will have enough replacement machines ready instantly. I'm with you, I was trying to point out that it's a big "if". Modern BIOSes are protected against this, and as Eddy and I pointed out, it's generally not a big deal to recover a trashed BIOS. Besides, after the first million craps out, every radio and TV will be saying not to turn on your PC before you talk to your IT. > Its the supermarket effect before a big snowstorm, they run > out of milk and bread within a couple of hours. But then what > happens? People starve? or is there product substitution? Both at home and at the office I can find a week worth of overdue work that does not require a PC..... Michel.