Clive Thompson wrote an article about authors of viruses, or as he termed it, “The Virus Underground”. It was long (10 pages) and took me a few days reading a page or two at a time, but it was interesting.
I found out that Thompson runs a blog by the name of collision detection (using Movable Type) and discussed his article in a recent post. I just posted a comment letting him know I enjoyed the article, and that I heard his interview on NPR. It’s a small world.
Oh, and be careful when you’re reading the article. The first author pictured isn’t wearing a shirt for some reason and to the casual passerby it can look like something very different than an article on viruses.