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 Project’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 Project’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?