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Re: Explaining spam to policians (was: test message)

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  • From: Anders Andersson < >
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 13:23:27 +0100 (MET)
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Jan Meijer <jan.meijer@localhost wrote:
>Don't we have any stats on the number of spam received by people?  That 
>might be simpler to convince them of the severity of the problem.

Do politicians understand statistics when they are merely shown
the digits?  In an unrelated item on EuroNews today, somebody
explained that 85 percent of the available domain names under
the NET tld have already been assigned to various companies,
and that this is part of the reason we need new tld's.

Yesterday I received 18.446.744.073.709.551.615 pieces of spam.
Honest.  If that isn't enough to make every politician head for
opt-in, I don't know what is. ;-)

Anders Andersson, Dept. of Computer Systems, Uppsala University
Paper Mail: Box 325, S-751 05 UPPSALA, Sweden
Phone: +46 18 4713170   EMail: andersa@localhost

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