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Does anyone have any idea what the heck is up with all these spams that have zero intelligible content, in any language for all I can tell. Spam me, that sucks, but now you’re just wasting. I suppose at least they’re not sending l3wd pictures to children. I hate all spammers.

  • nader

    I heard a fairly persuasive defense of spam in one of those guest opinion bits on NPR a few weeks ago. The points went something like this: (1) It produces less paper waste than traditional junk mail; (2) the lower cost of sending spam vs. traditional junk mail lowers the cost advertising in general, which is a boon to small and emerging businesses; (3) It actually works – people do buy, read, etc. the stuff they get spammed with; (4) it’s less intrusive than a cold-call [remember the No-Call list?].

    They also made the point spam-bashing is somewhat elitist. No one gets mad when they get spam from people they either do, or want to do business with (wouldn’t even call it spam, that’s just advertising). Example, most people wouldn’t care if they got ads for BMWs or Patagonia in their inbox, but get worked up over septic tank treatment or penile enlargements.

  • rick

    funny…I actually had cut this post somewhat shorter than its original, in which I would have made a few of those points, though I don’t agree with all of them:
    1) true
    2) true. One of the earlier arguments against spam was that it levees the cost of advertisement onto the advertisee though. This is not as apparently true in this time of aol and netzero static pricing, but we still do pay a price. And in other countries where the internet is not as prevalent there is a more noticable bandwidth and cost issue.
    3) true, amazingly
    4) I agree completely. Mostly. I don’t recall cold-calls to the effect, do you enjoy candlelight dinners? Well, how about sticking a candle…? Really. I used to work as abusemaster (best title ever!) for an ISP, which is where I got many of my views on spam. There were some people who would go through the trouble of forwarding all of their spam to me. All five per day.
    So I’m in agreement about the elitistness of the anti-spam movement. Honestly, I believe that unsolicited email is one of the great instruments that could be used by small businesses to compete with the conglomerates. Unfortunately, as it stands now it is horribly targeted. Sending viagra ads to kids, penis enlargement ads to lesbians, spam is totally without prejudice.
    The reason that people don’t get worked up about a large visible company sending mail is that they know that they most likely signed up for it. Also, there’s some assurance that a request to be removed will be honored. On the other hand, there are so many scams and false ads, the nobodies out there are damaged because of tactics like using unsubscribe lists to verify email addresses.

  • lat

    Hello, hello. Could somebody please let me know more about meat by products used in beer brewing? I’ve read about many British brewers using the underbelly of sturgeons as fining agents, which is enough to prompt me to stick to guiness… only if that doesn’t have products in it I don’t want to know about. Greatly appreciated
    - Veggie beer drinker

  • Veggie beer drinker 2

    I was looking into this when i found your post, I have been told that guiness is one of
    the worst drinks for containing meat products (though i dont know if this is true). Stick
    to Beck’s – it has the ingredients on the label.