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Re: What is SPAM? - was Re: Legislative Relief - was Re: Motion...
From: "Larry J. Plato" <ljp () noc ans net>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 03:58:25 +0000 (UTC)
It is a meat-like substance which is delivered in a tin can. It can be quite
good for breakfast with eggs if you can stand the grease content.
I don't think it looks like meat. It's sort of a pink, semi-homogenous,
gelatinatious mass. I think Hormell (tm) uses SPAM as an acronym
for Sorta Pink And Mutilated but I digress ;)
spam: Any posting which contains an advertisement of a product.
You mean like your email .sig?
posting: Any peice of electronic material found either in a UseNet NewsGroup,
public mailing list (listserv), or a private mailing list.
You mean like this message?
I don't really think you're message was spam. I was making a point.
I really don't see what the big deal is in all this.
I think you are right that EVENTUALLY people will realize that spam
is bad for business. In the meantime, if people can find technical
solution, that's great. If they can't I certainly don't want to
get the lawyers involved. SPAM is bad, but some cures are worse
than the disease,
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Re: Legislative Relief - was Re: Motion for a new POST NSF AUP Hans-Werner Braun (Oct 17)
Re: Legislative Relief - was Re: Motion for a new POST NSF AUP Jeff . Ogden (Oct 17)