Spam: The Crack Cocaine Of Modern Advertising
from the it-ain't-easy dept
Nothing all that new in this column, but it does express concisely the real issue behind spam: thanks to a few clueless people who respond to spam the rest of us are much worse off. As the article states (so eloquently): "Spam is the crack cocaine of modern advertising." He points out that "uninformed people are making decisions that affect everyone on the Internet" and suggests we need to do something to stop those people. The question, then, is what? The only idea he comes up with is requiring people to get a "license" to use the internet - which is unlikely to fly.