The Flame worm seems to have captured the imagination of the mainstream media this week — to the point where I ended up talking about it on the Channel TEN program The Project on Tuesday night.
As you can see, I’ve uploaded the relevant video clip to YouTube because I can’t seem to get the official embed code from The Projectâ€™s website to work properly. If that YouTube embed isn’t working either, you can view the segment on YouTube. Or watch the entire program segment on The Projectâ€™s website.
Yes, The Project team really did manage to turn a discussion of cyberwar into a joke about masturbating to internet pornography. It’s a talent.
That’s a poor-quality screenshot on the right, created by pointing screen-capture software at the video being streamed from The Project website, then stepping through the resulting movie one frame at a time until I found one that didn’t make me look like too much of a goose.
But if you think it looks like I’m joining the Melbourne-based program from a slick TV studio in Sydney, think again.
This is the actual booth, just off the master control room, from which I joined the program.
An ordinary office chair in front of a green screen. I listened to the program presenters through an earpiece. I could not see them. Instead, I just looked straight down the barrel of a TV camera.
Ah, the magic of television…
Overall, I think I managed to follow the segment producer’s final instructions: relax and have fun. I think I got the tone right for the program. But what do you think?