The Netmask of the Red Death
Tell us a scary story for Halloween!
Alright. A long time ago, probably like 1997...
If that virus gets to our systems, we're finished! Build a firewall and cut off our network from the Internet!
Our servers are safe, but without the Internet we're all really bored. You must do something!
Wow, great costume!
Dressing up as a server infected with the Red Death!?! How dare you wear such an offensive costume!
Remove your mask immediately so that I might fire you!
Ahhhh! The Red Death!
Behind the mask was no frog, but the intangible Red Death itself!
And so all the network became infected, and the company died.
That really wasn't very scary.
You want me to tell you about the Dot-Com Bubble?
Published Monday, 31 October 2016