Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Missed Birthday


Last Saturday was the birthday of spam. No, not the meat product that is loved in Hawaii, but rather that much loved filler of inboxes. According to the newspaper, 30 years ago the users of Arpanet, the US government-designed precursor to the Internet, logged onto their accounts to find what is considered the first piece of unsolicited commercial email ever sent. It was a pitch for a new computer. Of course, everyone was apoplectic.

7 comments:

WNG said...

mmm...processed meat product...
mmm...viagra emails...

can't decide which I love more

Susan said...

I love spam. Ohhh spammm..fried with some mustard...poor people's delicacy.

evil-e said...

Processed meat or a process by which your meat is enlarged....hmmm

That's why they created a spam folder.

Tara said...

And since then, spam has been sending me emails telling me how to enlarge a body part I do not have...Happy friggen birthday, spam.

Susan said...

There's somethin' over at my blog for you.

NoRegrets said...

I love the thread of comments! Noone mentioned travelling to Nigeria though. I guess the though of a bigger penis, even if you don't have one, outweighs the possibility of inheriting millions of dollars.

Churlita said...

I love the Russian bride spam because you know it's really some big, scary Russian guy named Boris trying to pretend he's a hot 17 year old. Ew.