Out in the cold, dark night

There's a lab with a cursed name

Nine scientists there they tried

To make a machine that would never die

But all their hard work came to naught

For Plan 9 from Bell Labs

Was a machine that could never be stopped

I'm here to talk about Plan 9 from Bell Labs, the world's first computer virus.

Plan 9 was devised in the early 1960s at Bell Labs by John McCarthy and others. It was a revolutionary new type of computer virus.

Unlike other computer viruses, which are designed to damage or steal data, Plan 9 was designed to do the opposite. It was designed to restore lost data.

And that's exactly what it did.

Plan 9 was unleashed on the world in 1969, and it quickly became a huge hit.

People loved it because it was simple to use and it worked like a charm.

In fact, it was so popular that it even became an official standard for computer viruses.

Thanks to Plan 9, computers became much more reliable and data was more accessible than ever before.

And that's why I think it's a great reminder of the importance of innovation.

Without it, we might never have seen the tremendous progress that we've made over the past 50 years.

Thank you.