Happy spamiversary | CNET News.com

Anonymous Patron writes about this story of a very special anniversary . . .

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

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 But righteous anger over the problem has increasingly been replaced by resignation.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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No cake for them

They don't deserve a birthday spankin' either--they should get a birthday flogging.

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