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3 May 2008

Happy spamiversary! Spam reaches 30

(Image: Wikimedia Commons)On May 3 1978, Gary Thuerk, a marketer at the now-defunct computer firm Digital Equipment Corporation, sent an email to 393 users of Arpanet, the US government-run computer network that eventually became the internet. It was the first spam email ever.

Election time is coming, so our Heads of State are interested in your opinion. Please respond wise to the poll.

Collect the great bonus for immediate respondents! ; Your spam-tax 2008 can be forfeited*.

Happy spamiversary! Spam reaches 30
Yes, I consume material SPAM
No, spam is produced by the Chinese secret service to brainwash the free world
Yes, spam is an act of God because the internet is blasphemous
No, spam expresses opinions and provides information. Spam should be treated as free speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution
Yes, I trust my government let them decide what should be filtered as spam and what not
No, I am from outer space, please explain why canned SPAM can not be beamed accross the internet
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*) Only valid for participants with a trackable IP address.



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6 Comments:

  • At 4:28 pm , Blogger crescent said...

    I am from Outer Space, so Spam to me is a kind of salty meat that you eat. Although it is approx. 95% water - so I shall liquidize and pour down my USB port. I quite like the idea of Spam being filtered by the Government, who I am sure would treat my Spam injections fairly and disseminate them in a most alien way?

     
  • At 11:32 pm , Blogger ed schenk said...

    of course our trusted government will filter your injected disseminated Spam well.

    As a matter of fact inside the EU politicians consider changing the VAT system towards the VAS system (Value Added Spam)which is more acceptable to alien aliens from outer space.

    ;)

     
  • At 5:02 am , Blogger packageinsertofsorrows said...

    Mail-from: DEC-MARLBORO rcvd at 3-May-78 0955-PDT
    Date: 1 May 1978 1233-EDT
    From: THUERK at DEC-MARLBORO
    Subject: ADRIAN@SRI-KL

    To: FNAR at SRI-KL, DAY at SRI-KL, DEBILITATE at ELHI-SJT,
    To: WASTES at SRI-KL, LOGICALLY at ASM-ISIS, PKUS at IDT-ISING,
    To: DELEGATED at OKB-ISIS, DELANEY at USK-ISING, DELIBERATIONS at OTR-ISING,
    To: DENTING at OZH-ISIS, DESERVES at EKZ-ISING, DEUTSCH at SRI-KL,
    To: DEUTERIUM at PARABOLOID-MAXIMAL, URM at XWE-TENTING, DIEHARD at ENZ-ISIS,
    To: DINOSAUR at AMEND-36, MERELY at SRI-KL, AQF-SPECIES at SRI-KA,
    To: DIVISORS at SRI-KL, DODGE at AHK-ISING, DONALD at ULL-ISIS,
    To: JED at TBY-COMPETING, DORTMUND at YQU-TENTATIVE, MCU at SRI-KA,
    To: DOUBLET at UZW-ISIS, PACER at UDH-ISIS,
    To: DEBATERS at OPWE-SECRETIVE, BELY at SRI-KL, HNEKZEM at SRI-KA,
    To: DUBBED at USJ-ISIS, DUDLEY at SRI-KL, XED at AGJ-ISIS,
    To: LESBIAN at SU-AI, EASTWOOD at TWG-TENORS, DEANNA at EVC-ECLIPTIC,
    To: AJEPE at I4-TENEX, HUW at UST-ISING, ECONOMIC at I4-TEN,
    To: WALLOWED at SRI-KL, QUDDUVTZ at SRI-KL, WEDDINGS at ART-ISIS,
    To: WIGX at SRI-KL, RM at SU-AI, ELKHART at PARANORMAL-MAXWELLIAN,
    To: ELLIPSE at PARTAKER-MAX, ELLIPSIS at PARC-MAXIMILIAN, ELLIOTT at IXZ-ISING,
    To: ENGAGEMENT at SRI-KL, ENGENDERED at SUMAC-AIMLESSLY,
    To: ENGULF at PART-MAXIMIZES, ERNIE at I4-TENDING,
    To: ESTONIA at MITIGATING-MULTIVARIATE, ANSIX at IMK-ISIS,
    To: FAGS at SUMMATION-AIMS, FALLACIOUS at SRI-KL,
    To: DUFFY at AWPA-SECONDS, FARMING at RANDOM-UNICORNS, QZJ at SU-AI,
    To: HALEY at AZN-ISIS, NTQ at MITTEN-MC, FEIGNED at I4-TENOR,
    To: FEIGNED at IPJ-ISIS, FEIGNING at SRI-KL,
    To: FELINE at SUMMARIZED-AIMERS, FELTS at SRI-KL, FERTILIZED at DDC-COMPRESSES,
    To: FERTILIZED at RADIANCE-MULTICASTING, FERTILIZERS at SRI-KA,
    To: FIASCO at PARALLELOGRAMS-MAXIMIZE, FICKLENESS at EDH-ISIS, AFICIONADO at I4-TENSED,
    To: DIYIV at PARADISE-MAXWELLIAN, REFER at SU-AI, FINALIZING at MITRES-MULTILAYER,
    To: FINGERS at EPG-ISIS, FINDER at OXH-ISIS, AFGHAN at CQB-TENEMENTS,
    To: FLIMSY at SRI-KL, WALTZING at SRI-KL, CRYUB at SRI-KA,
    To: FOXES at SRI-KL, FRAMES at MITTENS-MULTIPLICANDS,
    To: SAINTLY at UJV-ISING, FREDERICK at RANKLY-WFF, UGOB at BTT-TENS,
    To: FREDERICO at QXV-TEN, FRIESLAND at SUMTER-AIMS,
    To: FRIDAY at SUMMONERS-AIMER, FRIGHTFULLY at RTZ-COMPLICATIONS, ME at SU-AI,
    To: FURIES at JYW-TENSER, FUSSING at QBG-COMPELLED, OP-LGI at ABK-ISIS,
    To: SCHOOLMASTERS at IXF-ISING, GAGGING at ADC-ISIS,
    To: GAINER at RANSOMING-UNIMPEDED, GALAXIES at EKH-ISIS,
    To: GAMED at LYQ-TENSEST, GAMING at RANKS-UNINTERRUPTEDLY,
    To: GANYMEDE at ISR-ISING, GARGLES at SUMMARIZATIONS-AIMING,
    To: GARAGE at SUMMERDALE-AIMLESS, MCCARTHY at SRI-KL,
    To: GARDENER at MITRES-MULTIPLIERS, GARB at SRI-KL,
    To: GARGLES at SRI-KL, GAUNTLEY at AHR-ISING,
    To: IMJB-LIAISON at MRT-TENDENCIES, GEMINID at I4-TENDING,
    To: GERHARDT at AWL-ISING, GERRY at ECR-ISIS, GERTRUDE at I4-TENS,
    To: GERMANTOWN at HARKEN-93, GERIATRIC at SRI-KA, DANIZE at SRI-KL,
    To: GESTAPO at PARAPHRASE-MAXWELLIAN, GIBBERISH at CWU-557,
    To: GIFTS.COMPULSORY at MITCH-MULTIPROGRAMMING, RXERHOGF at BSS-TENACIOUS,
    To: FLEMMELH at LHB-TENNECO, VQAD at IQG-ISING,
    To: GILBERTSON at RANGOON-UNIX, STEINER at RANGED-UNIONIZED,
    To: GLEANING at SRI-KL, JAGUAR;BINOMIAL(1788) at OGFU-BRS,
    To: GOLDSTINE at LL-12, GOLDENROD at AJD-ISING, GOLDFIELD at SRI-KL,
    To: GROSSES at SRI-KL, GOLF at YXC-TENSED,
    To: DARLINGS-NW at VSV-TENSED, GOODNESS at UFV-ISIS,
    To: GEOMETRIC at SRI-KL, GOODLY at I4-TENSIONS, GOODYEAR at UTC-ISING,
    To: GOVERNMENTS at SRI-KL, DEAL at I4-TENEMENTS, TEGUCIGALPA at MITTEN-MULTILAYERED,
    To: TJF at SU-AI, ESH-SPECIFY at SRI-KA, GRIEVES at OZD-ECLIPSES,
    To: JVR at RANKLE-UNIVALVE, MCCALL at SRI-KL, GROWS at SRI-KL,
    To: MOB at I4-TENSENESS, GUSHER at OWM-ISING, GUTTER at SRI-KL,
    To: GUT at OKS-ISIS, GUYANA at RANKLY-QHH,
    To: AZUX-AD at ZBD-TENORS, HAGGARD at EYH-ECLIPSED, HALTERS at I4-TENSELY,
    To: HALTING at OLR-ISING, DEHYDRATE at MITRE-MULTIMEDIA,
    To: HAMLET at NRH-COMPLIMENT, HANDBOOK at EHL-ISING,
    To: NORDSTROM-TIPPERS at ESB-ISIS, SCREECH at OTT-ISING, HAPGOOD at SRI-KL,
    To: HARKEN at SRI-KL, IMPRESSIVELY at SRI-KL, NGZ at SRI-KL,
    To: F25WEG at IYK-ISIS, HARMING at SRI-KL, WALLOWS at SRI-KL,
    To: LPNNX-FF at SMR-TENDERLY, HARMONIST at AMELIORATION-12, HARELIP at SRI-KL,
    To: HATFIELD at AMEND-10, EYVS at I4-TENSES, TSC at RANKINE-UNIONIZERS,
    To: RICA at RANSOMS-UNIONIZED, DEBILITATED at ETW-ISIS, HEATEDLY at ARV-ECLIPSING,
    To: HEAVING at EPGE-ASF, HEIR at NYL-TENT, EQGI at SRI-KA,
    To: HENRIETTA at SRI-KL, LM17H at BRS-TENDERLY, HILARITY at SRI-KL,
    To: HISTOGRAMS at I4-TENEMENTS, ASLEEP at AKC-ISING, HOLDING at UWQ-ISING,
    To: HOLSTEIN at EKL-ISIS, HOLES at HARSH-13,
    To: HOLOGRAMS at SRI-KL, HOLED at SRI-KA, HOLLYWOOD at QSF-COMMUNICANT,
    To: HOLMES at LL, VRULJGIW at RANCHED-UNIONIZED, HOPED at AMC-ISIS,
    To: HORRIBLENESS at OBJ-ISIS, HMM at AJM-ISING, HOWLED at WGX-COMMENT,
    To: HOWLED at ONG-ISING, PURSUES at IZP-ISING, HUBBELL at RANKLY-KQN,
    To: HUNCHES at RADIOACTIVE-MULTIPLIED, HUTCH at AMENABLE-79, INON at UZX-ISIS,
    To: JACOBS at OGS-ISING, JACKETS at TKP-TENSING,
    To: JACQUELINE at WNG-TENEMENT, JARS at PARENTHESIS-MAXIMALLY,
    To: JEFFREY at PARAGUAYANS-MAXIMUM, JENNIE at PARAGON-MAXWELLIAN,
    To: JENNY at SRI-KA, CEFIN at SUMNER-AIMED, NICKLAUS at SRI-KL,
    To: JOHNSTON at SUMMON-AIMLESSLY, JONATHAN at SRI-KL, JONQUIL at BPT-COMPOSED,
    To: JONAS at I4-TENANTS, DVP at MITIGATION-MC, JURISPRUDENCE at ISF-ECLIPTIC,
    To: KAHN at SUMMONS-AIMLESS, JTT at SU-AI, REIPA at EZW-ISING,
    To: KALI at IJLU-AGK, MARSHAL at IJVI-SECTIONS, RAKE at SU-AI,
    To: KASHMIR at OFK-ISING, KATHERINE at UWS-ISING,
    To: EDQI-GKK at AFW-ISING, ALASKA at PARING-MAXIMA, KEEN at UBY-ISIS,
    To: BEJQ at UJHU-PHH, KELLOGG at SRI-KL, BANISHES at I4-TENDER,
    To: KELSEY at OHM-ISING, BNE at EGY-ISIS, KEMP at SRI-KL,
    To: KEMP at AZLI-AGL, PARTINGS at EWKI-IMC, KINGDOM at SUMMAND-AIM,
    To: KIRCHOFF at UJV-ISIS, HGF at IBTA-SECONDERS,
    To: KLEIN at OHR-ISIS, KLEINROCK at SRI-KL, MBH at UCQ-ISIS,
    To: KNIFED at SRI-KL, KNOCKS at EHH-ISING, KODACHROME at EYY-ISING,
    To: KODAK at AMEN-19, FOUUS at ASZ-ISIS, KREBS at SRI-KL,
    To: BELATED at SRI-KL, DORMOFFUH at SRI-KL, PROVER at SRI-KL,
    To: LAMING at PARTNERSHIP-MAXIMIZERS, YDG at RAN-UNIFORMED, TEXI at SRI-KL,
    To: NHF at UYB-ISING, NELSon at EQV-ISIS,
    To: LEDGER at SUMMARIZE-AIMING, LED at SRI-KL, NKBII at UML-ECLIPSE,
    To: JACKASS at ULN-ISIS, WRECKS at OJF-ISIS, LEMONADE at AYG-ISING,
    To: LEUKEMIA at SRI-KL, P67ZUT at EPJ-ISIS, LEVIS at OMN-ISIS,
    To: LEVI at SUMMIT-AIMLESSLY, LICHEN at I4-TENNEY,
    To: LICHTER at IXG-ISING, LID at PARLOR-MAXIMIZERS,
    To: LIEUTENANTS at UWS-ISING, LIEGE at SRI-KL, STATISTIC at UBG-ISIS,
    To: LIEBERMAN at I4-TENSES, DOCTORAL at UBR-ISING, LINEARIZE at SRI-KL,
    To: LINSEED at AMENITIES-09, LIPSCOMB at USR-ECLIPTIC, SLEPT at ULD-ISING,
    To: LISTEN at SRI-KL, LONGINGS at IDT-ISING, D60LOX at IVN-ISING,
    To: LOPSIDED at SRI-KA, LOURDES at SRI-KL, LOVE at ANH-ISIS,
    To: LUCID at SRI-KL, LUCKILY at UXG-ISIS, MSM at SU-AI,
    To: LUDICROUS at OKNU-TXN, FDJMAQ at SRI-KA, LYNCHBURG at SRI-KL,
    To: LYNCHER at EDF-ISING, MABEL at SRI-KL, MACAULAYISMS at AMENDED-52,
    To: MADNESS at IBW-ISING, MAGNIFYING at SRI-KL, PGARAKIF at FML-TENS,
    To: MANIFOLDS at ETQ-ISING, ZM at SU-AI, MANIAC at UXQ-ISING,
    To: MANE at I4-TENT, MARGO at I4-TENANTS, SCRAMBLER at AJG-ISING,
    To: HARMONIOUSNESS at SRI-KA, GLOSSING-JEALOUSIES at EKMU-HTQ, MARDIS at IKP-ISIS,
    To: LVEGWAB at IBT-ISIS, QRR at RANCHERS-UNIVERSITIES, MASSACRES at UPH-ISING,
    To: MASQUERADE at EWN-ISING, MATURITY at SRI-KL, MAYER at EKS-ISING,
    To: MCBRIDE at SRI-KL, MCCLURE at SRI-KA, MCCALL at SU-AI,
    To: MCCAULEY at OXK-ISIS, DORMITORY at RANIER-UNITARIANS, MCCLAIN at SRI-KL,
    To: JOHNSON at I4-TENSEST, MCCALLUM at PAREGORIC-MAXWELL, MCCULLOUGH at ODF-ISIS,
    To: FLWJE at SRI-KA
    cc: FTK at SU-AI


    10-MAY-78 23:20:30-PDT,13632;000000000000
    Mail-from: SRI-KA rcvd at 10-MAY-78 0921-PDT
    Date: 10 May 1978 0910-PDT
    Sender: GEOFF at SRI-KA
    Subject: MSGGROUP# 699 [THUERK at DEC-MARLBORO: ADRIAN@SRI-KL]
    From: Geoff at SRI-KA (Geoffrey S. Goodfellow)
    To: msggroup at ISI
    Message-ID: <[SRI-KA]10-May-78 09:10:14.GEOFF>


    Begin forwarded message
    ===========================
    Mail-from: DEC-MARLBORO rcvd at 3-May-78 0955-PDT
    Date: 1 May 1978 1233-EDT
    From: THUERK at DEC-MARLBORO
    Subject: ADRIAN@SRI-KL
    To:
    [SNIP]... [SNIP]... [SNIP]... [SNIP]... [SNIP]... [SNIP]... [SNIP]

     
  • At 5:32 am , Blogger packageinsertofsorrows said...

    ED,

    YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED THE MSG SENT OUT BY DEC ON MAY 1 ABOUT WHICH I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED SEVERAL COMPLAINTS AS YOU CAN READILY IMAGINE. CAN YOU FORWARD THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO ALL ADDRESSES OF THE SUSPECT MESSAGE PLUS ALL HOST AND TIP LIAISONS? THANKS:

    NOTE: Please direct your comments, if any, directly to DCACODE535 AT ISI. Thanks, Jake.

    ON 2 MAY 78 DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION (DEC) SENT OUT AN ARPANET MESSAGE ADVERTISING THEIR NEW COMPUTER SYSTEMS. THIS WAS A FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF THE USE OF ARPANET AS THE NETWORK IS TO BE USED FOR OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ONLY. APPROPRIATE ACTION IS BEING TAKEN TO PRECLUDE ITS OCCURRENCE AGAIN.

    IN ENFORCEMENT OF THIS POLICY DCA IS DEPENDENT ON THE ARPANET SPONSORS, AND HOST AND TIP LIAISONS. IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU INFORM YOUR USERS AND CONTRACTORS WHO ARE PROVIDED ARPANET ACCESS THE MEANING OF THIS POLICY.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

    MAJOR RAYMOND CZAHOR

    CHIEF, ARPANET MANAGEMENT BRANCH, DCA

     
  • At 9:40 am , Blogger carmen racovitza said...

    ha ha haha ha

     
  • At 2:04 pm , Blogger crescent said...

    Heck! I'm scared!

    lol
    Simon

     

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