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Daniel
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 9:54 am (13 years, 7 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

On April 12, 1994, a pair of attorneys in Arizona launched a homemade marketing software program that forever changed the Internet.

By Paul Festa and Evan Hansen, Staff Writers, CNET News.com:

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Hoping to drum up some business, Laurence Canter dashed off a Perl script that flooded online message boards with an advertisement pitching the legal services of Canter & Siegel, the law firm he ran with his then wife, Martha Siegel.


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Ten years after Web surfers began using the spam label to describe intrusive online marketing, junk e-mail has ballooned into an epidemic of massive proportions. But righteous anger over the problem has increasingly been replaced by resignation. With no effective solution in sight, many people now ruefully wonder whether the "Internet era" might more accurately be dubbed the "age of spam."


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I wonder if there are still copies available of this spam?

[Edit: I think this is it: http://groups.google.fr/groups?q=g:thl2841510393d&dq=&selm=2odkrr%243rn%40herald.indirect.com Notice all the flaming afterwards.]

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