According to Paul Di Filippo, the downfall of the net (“chaos of viruses, worms, spam, terrorism and busts by the FBI anti-porn squad”) makes bloggers become crazy street-people that people fear:
I HAD TO run a few errands downtown, but I hesitated to go.
What if I ran into bloggers?
Ever since the total, irretrievable collapse of the Internet in a chaos of viruses, worms, spam, terrorism and busts by the FBI anti-porn squad, that archaic species of human had become a bigger street menace than mimes, Jehovah’s Witnesses, or panhandlers ever were.
Still, I had some banking business that had to be conducted in person, and I couldn’t put it off much longer. And I hated feeling like a prisoner in my own house, living in fear of the depradations of this class of homeless attention-grabbers.