The reason why it sold for so much, it is meant to be a ‘art’ piece to discuss cyber-threats.
The moral of the story, it is definitely mind-boggling what passes as art these days. It makes me think that an artist can actually make more money if he makes some crappy pieces with a book’s worth of meaning attached instead of actual high-quality work.
Buy a cheap laptop, stuff it with malware, attach a meaning, sell it for a million bucks = get rich quick.
And here I thought the Banksy art-shredding stunt (which failed yet sold anyway) was dumb