In the computer’s early years, viruses, unlike today, were created for fun and amusement. They would not cause any harm to the computer, but would perhaps make the screen tun blue or make all the victim’s icons turn purple. However, although computer viruses have harmful and joyful roots, today’s computer viruses are threatening to people’s files and information.
Troika ‘Newton Virus’ (It’s NOT Harmful!)29 03 2008
A London-based design firm named Troika has decided to temporarily relive the surprise of the original computer viruses by launching a project called the ‘Newton Virus’. The virus is designed for Macs, and as of today it is not yet available to the public, however, it is currently on display at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art).
The harmless virus simply adds gravity to your Mac’s desktop, causing all the icons and the menu bar to fall to the ‘ground’, bounce, and come to a stop. If you pick up the laptop and tilt it, the icons and menu bar will fall to the new ‘ground’!
This is a great toy for people of all ages, and although it’s not available to the public today, it maybe sometime in the near future!