Morris Worm and port scanning

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A question popped up in my mind recently:

People say that the intent of the Morris Worm creator (that is Robert  
Tappan Morris) was to gauge the size of the Internet.
I suppose that meaning to know the number of hosts.

Wouldn't it be easier to do some TCP/UDP port scanning instead of  
spreading a worm?


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