Contagion: Why Our Dependency on

Contagion: Why Our Dependency on Microsoft Makes Us Susceptible

“Ask any biologist, doctor, historian, or agricultural specialist: what happens when you introduce a severe contagion into a monoculture population with little natural resistance? You get pandemic — widespread infection and damage. Whether it is measles and smallpox killing something like 90% of the Aztecs, Dutch Elm disease destroying a mainstay of the American forest, or ILOVEYOU in Outlook damaging files on machines worldwide, the result is a massive and quick-spreading epidemic.”

Diversity is healthy, in culture, biology and operating systems.