CAN-SPAM

April 1st, 2004

Among the offerings in today’s special edition of TidBITS, the long-running online Macintosh magazine, I found this item particularly appealing.

Canned Spam Can Can Spam with CAN-SPAM — Hormel is expected to announce today their campaign to can spam using their canned Spam with the aid of the CAN-SPAM legislation. Starting today, Hormel will print the phone number, email addresses, and other information about unsolicited email senders on cans of Spam along the lines of the “Have you seen me?” photographs published on milk cartons. Canned Spam buyers who help to can spam by canning spammers can receive cans of Spam as a reward.

Other important news includes a report that the US Department of Homeland Security is responding to the threat of Windows-specific cyberterrorism, most notably through Trojans such as Phatbot by standardising on Macs.

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  1. April 1st, 2004 at 23:00 | #1

    If enough people choose Macs to escape viruses, won’t that mean that the virus-writers will follow them, eliminating the anti-virus advantage that Macs now have?

    Don’t you economists have a word for that sort of thing?

  2. James Farrell
    April 1st, 2004 at 23:30 | #2

    What’s appealing is the understated homage to Dr Seuss. Consider:

    Through three cheese trees
    three free fleas flew.
    While these fleas flew,
    freezy breeze blew.
    Freezy breeze made
    these three trees freeze.
    Freezy trees made
    these trees’ cheese freeze.
    That’s what made these
    three free fleas sneeze.

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