In the course of talking about their son, accused of creating a variant of the blaster worm which infected a couple of thousand computers, his parents were quoted as saying:

"My son is not brilliant; he's not a genius," Rita Parson said. "Anyone that has any computer knowledge could have done what Jeff did. It doesn't take a level of genius to do this."

Oh, well that's all right then. Good thing he's not a genius. Because if he was, well, then they should lock him up and throw away the key. But if anybody could have done it, then it can't be a crime, can it?

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