At 8:10 PM -0400 7/3/00, Bernie Cosell wrote:
>On 3 Jul 2000, at 15:15, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
>> I figured folks on this list would appreciate this.
>> We were spammed today. Laurie wandered out onto the porch this
>> morning to find a flyer on the front porch, for a "power management"
>> seminar. They leafletted the entire neighborhood....
>> ...What caught me was how typical
>> the subject matter was to the kind of on-line spam we yell at all the
>Indeed, although an important difference to keep in mind is that that
>kind of spam dealt with in seconds with a keystroke or two [or even
>automatically in most cases], whereas the hardcopy stuff we've learned to
>just live with has to be handled, sorted, and carted to the dump [no
>recycling for that sort of stuff in this area] and actually wastes
Heh heh -- I got to the bottom of Bernie's message distinctifying the
two types of spam before I realized he was speaking of how the
*recipient* needs to deal with incoming spam. For me, the noteworthy
difference is that a human -- or a team of humans -- designed the
leaflet, duplicated and folded them, then individually placed 'em on
all the porches in Chuq's neighborhood. That involved some real
effort, as opposed to some geek haphazardly composing a "message" and
flooding it on the internet with a few keystrokes (and a million
verified email addresses for $29.95).
From: "Bernie Cosell" <email@example.com>