Re: Explaining spam to policians (was: test message)
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:47:45 +0100
- Organization: SURFnet bv
Do politicians understand statistics when they are merely shown
Good point. A thorough personal experience says a zillion
times more than any figure. Although... when we can find
a sound way to transform such figures into EU-wide losses
in terms of hard euro's, that might help significantly.
Without figures, preferably written down by a respectable research organization,
they won't even listen. EU-wide losses in euro's would be a great thing (tm).
Although you would have to put EU-wide wins (after all, if spammers would not
make money out of it they would not do it) on the opposite side ;).
How could we calculate the amount of loss due to spam?