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The phylosophy of SPAM
Sunday, January 16, 2005
This spam showed up in my email this morning. No text, just the graphic. Not a link to click.


It's an animated gif; the text changes to give dates of the conference and a URL.


What were they thinking? It's rare to find such an inappropriate use of graphics. The image adds nothing, is demonstrably impossible to spell-check, and wastes bandwidth.

Of course, they had to send more than one copy.

Sometimes a picture is worth less than 50 words.

Gratuitous project management tip: Use the right tool for the job.


Maybe gmail stripped the text out of the email above. I just received Dave Winer's Scripting News, and this was all I got...


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