Saturday, May 03, 2008

Happy Birthday, Spam!

The date should be circled in black on your computer’s calendar: internet spam is 30 years old today.

On May 3 1978, Gary Thuerk, a marketing man for DEC, a now-defunct American computer company, sent what is thought to be the world’s first junk e-mail. The unsolicited message was delivered to 393 users of Arpanet, the US government network that would become the internet... [
Times of London]
The infamous, if historic, message itself.