On this day in 1982, the first computer virus was launched into the wild in the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh. This was part of a long effort by people in the Pittsburgh area to destroy Western civilization, a campaign whose innovations also included the drive-in gas station, the movie theater, bingo, talk radio, the pull-tab beer can, and the Big Mac.


  1. Robert St. Agamemnon-Fargy says:

    Also of note is the continued popularity in Southwestern Pennsylvania of the haircut known as the “mullet,” whereas it has pretty much died out in the rest of the world. Coincidence? Think again.

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