His divestiture of management responsibility for S & S International (now, ironically, renamed Dr. Solomon's Software Ltd.) seems to have been conditional on the acceptance of a contract to provide an ongoing Usenet "presence". This was a substantial factor in the conversion of alt.comp.virus from a vx hangout to a useful information resource. It has also been a constant source of delight to those of us who now much more frequently enjoy "Dr. Solly's" sharp and sometimes acerbic wit.
Those who explore the less formal, and more freewheeling, discussions on alt.comp.virus will find frequent in-joke references to things like "Dr. Solomon's socks". The "who wrote" reference is now a running gag based on Alan's vain attempts to cull facts out of Doren Rosenthal's vague postings in regard to the "Virus Simulator". (The only point that Doren would be clear on was that he wrote it.) Dr. Solomon has provided his own take on the more active (or, at least, vocal) members of alt.comp.virus.
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