An even more pernicious variant of the ILOVEYOU
virus, also first detected on May 4th, 2000
In short, recipients of this virus never saw any syndromes of the ILOVEYOU virus because they weren't on any luser's address books and never got any e-mail.
And heck, let's face it - even a virus says "I care" in a manner in which stalwart silence can't help but fail to.
Not that deliberately infecting your friends is really that good a benchmark of high regard...
This node was stolen from an offhand remark made by someone (- looks like it was Uberfetus) last night on the Chatterbox. You snooze, you lose.