[rescue] Spam (was: Perverse Question)

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Sat Jun 7 23:15:24 CDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 11:43:48PM -0400, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> Right now they are creating a spam-friendly bill.  They, Microsoft, and
> the DMA are calling it anti-spam, but it looks to me like it gives
> spam a permanent role, and worse, legitimizes it.

Yeah.  So far, the BEST of the Congress-generated "anti"-spam bills I've
heard of all give any spammer a free license to spam me *at least* once
*from each throwaway account and fictitious company they have*.  And
you'd hope that by now, any Congress that didn't have big business's arm
jammed up its ass operating the levers would know better than to let
Microsoft help write laws about ANYTHING related to computers.

Having the DMA help write an anti-spam bill has got to be one of THE
classic cases of putting the fox in charge of the henhouse.

> Tell you the truth, I don't just want to stop net-spam, I was *ALL*
> unsolicited advertising to stop.

I am SO with you on that.

> Do you realize how much we pay every day to support all forms of
> spamming?  

I think I have a pretty good ballpark idea.  Got actual numbers?

> Plus, eventually the stress levels it induces are going to make someone
> test their marksmanship on Madison Avenue one rainy day...

Maybe that's what it'll take ....

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