Slashdot Takes 'Gullible' out of Dictionary

Slashdot Takes ‘Gullible’ out of Dictionary

Geek community website Slashdot has posted a link to “Why computer virus writers are useful and we should thank them“, which purports to be a transcript of a teleconference with “Samuel D. Forrester, one of the most famous immunologists in the world”.

Journalism 101… check your sources. I’ll help you. Google for Samuel D. Forrester. Nothing (although Google will soon pick up on the Slashdot story, much to Orlowski’s dismay).

Note “Forrester”‘s definition of immunology:

Immunology is the study of the complex and sophisticated immune system. The immune system is a network of cells and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders or germs. The body provides an excellent environment for germs. When they do break into a system, it is the immune system’s job to keep them out or to seek and destroy them.

Now, see this definition, from the amazingly acronym’d AAAAI, where the I stands for “immunology”:

Immunology is the study of the complex and sophisticated immune system. The immune system is a network of cells and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by “foreign” invaders or germs. Our body is susceptible to invasion from germs. When the germs do break into the body, it is the immune system’s job to keep them out or to seek and destroy them.

(Tip of the hat to dilger on Kairosnews.)