[linux-elitists] Spam spam spam spam

Bulent Murtezaoglu bm@acm.org
Sat Feb 19 07:08:19 PST 2005


>>>>> "AS" == Aaron Sherman <ajs@ajs.com> writes:
[...]
    AS> This whole thread began simply because someone sent out mail
    AS> suggesting that we should use an ACM event as a PR stunt to
    AS> shame Vint Cerf into making MCI do what WE think is right
    AS> about a spammer. This is terrorism (in the classic,
    AS> pre-war-on-terror sense), and I was shocked by the
    AS> suggestion.  [...]

I feel the same discomfort (I seem pretty shock-resistant these days)
but I think the terrorism analogy is a bit of a stretch.  Drawing a
parallel between the anti-SPAM effort and the _present_ "war on
terror" itself is probably more fitting. 

cheers,

BM



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