The mission of every Infectious Awareables tie is to generate interest, discussion, even excitement about serious public health issues such as this silk My Doom Cyber Virus tie in black/yellow. Believing that humor can be a powerful educational tool, Infectious Awareables neckties take an atypical, slightly irreverent approach to some very serious subjects. Shop and take pride in knowing that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to disease research/education. "Start the Conversation!" "My Doom" was one of the first of what has now become a familiar threat to us all: an internet virus specifically designed to disrupt our digital life. Much like human viruses, internet viruses and worms invade, spread and occasionally overwhelm their hosts, causing anything from a headache to the dreaded "Fatal Error" (Noted subtly at bottom of design). Here's an anti-viral “solution” - especially when matched with black or blue - that would make Norton jealous! Geeks unite! Thanks to Mary Jo Maslin and Dr. Gene Spafford, CERIAS, Purdue University for their input and inspiration on this design. A back-of-tie "Awareness Note" and a source citation are incorporated in the pattern design, which reads: Computer viruses, much like human viruses are parasitic programs designed to attach, replicate and spread. Whether technically a virus or a worm – when it hits YOUR computer, it is known simply as @#$%^&* ! " "Creative input from Mary Jo Maslin and Eugene H. Spafford, Ph.D., The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) Purdue University." Note: IA contributes a portion of proceeds to research, education or support associated with important non-profit public health agencies and organizations.