Truth About Computer Security Hysteria
Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night...Rob Rosenberger, Vmyths co-founder
Wednesday, 21 October 1998
Reports now trickle in about an email crash at the U.S. Postal Service. It appears a well-meaning employee forwarded the Win a Holiday virus alert to every USPS.gov email account. Other employees hit the "reply to all" button, causing servers to overload. USPS administrators performed "emergency maintenance" to get the email flowing again.
Ah, the irony. "Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds..."