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Whether tis nobler...

2005-04-22 12:59:12.968883+00 by petronius 2 comments

I got a postcard from Wired magazine, announcing their high-tech expo Nextfest is coming the Chicago this summer. It offered me 3 ways of attending: 1) Pay 10 bucks for a ticket and get a free year of Wired; 2) Skip the subscription and pay only 8 bucks; or 3) Join the Reader Host Committee and get a free ticket in exchange for distributing emails to 10 friends. Its a hard decision; Pay 10 bucks of my hard-earned bread to see models of flying cars and home nuclear reacters from China, or rat out my friends and loved ones to the marketing department of Conde' Nast Publications. I have decided to create a 4th alternative: I am saving up the addresses of the next 10 spammers who try to entice me with offers for herbal Viagra, cheap home loans or can't-miss stock tips. I look forward to meeting them at the expo.

[ related topics: Spam Consumerism and advertising Marketing Economics ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-22 14:23:47.255556+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think perhaps we should try to do a little messing with their data by getting people to sign up for it with a shared email address that can be the person that everyone knows...

#Comment Re: made: 2005-04-22 15:16:55.267284+00 by: TheSHAD0W

If you're going to target spammers, please find an email on the pages they advertise rather than the apparent source address. I constantly get complaints and anti-virus messages because some spammers are spoofing my email as the source address.