You ought to check out this article by Thomas Friedman- Global Village Idiocy. Here's a snipet:
"There is another virus going around today, though, that's much more serious. I call it the 'I Hate You' virus. It's spread on the Internet and by satellite TV. It infects people's minds with the most vile ideas, and it can't be combated by just downloading a software program. It can be reversed only with education, exchanges, diplomacy and human interaction stuff you have to upload the old-fashioned way, one on one. Let's hope it's not too late. "
Link from rc3.org daily