Monday, November 17, 2008

Spam Or TMI?

One of the better guys in my department at the Skunk Works gets all the spam.  Last week it was "Improve Your Sex Life" from "Online Legal Advice."  I think they're gonna sue him if he doesn't start dating more!  Either that or he's decided to sue himself.  In part.

     He was Engineering's earliest and most whole-hearted adopter of business e-mail.  You can tell the pioneers -- they're the ones with all the arrow wounds.


Vinnie said...

7 or 8 years ago a friend of mine lost his e-mail address It went to his old ARPANET e-mail from the '70's. His "section" was spun off to a private corporation. (His co-workers were asked to "produce something commercial" and the made a holographic sight. yea them.) Some of those "first adopters" have been around for a while.

Carteach said...

I began my foray into 'computing' (HA!) with a TI99. Mostly I just poked buttons and made monkey sounds. Oh, and a Sinclair of course. Look at the colors it makes!

I recall dialing into the federal reserve bank (pre-net) with a 256K dial up modem, and thinking I was the hottest thing alive. That was a 386/25 running DOS. 5.0 I think.

Prodigy, Compuserve, then that new fangled 'internet' thing (born as the ARPA net)

Man, it's been a long time

Dr. StrangeGun said...


Well, of the two forms of self-flagellation provided, dealing with lawyers is certainly one of them.