Spam at 30 offers little to celebrate (Albany Times Union)

Computer salesman first tapped potential; recipients wait for an end to it all Happy birthday, spam.P.S.: Now go away. It was 30 years ago Saturday that users of Arpanet, a U.S. government designed precursor to the Internet, logged onto their accounts to find what is considered the first piece of unsolicited commercial e-mail ever sent. […]

Computer salesman first tapped potential; recipients wait for an end to it all Happy birthday, spam.P.S.: Now go away. It was 30 years ago Saturday that users of Arpanet, a U.S. government designed precursor to the Internet, logged onto their accounts to find what is considered the first piece of unsolicited commercial e-mail ever sent. It was a pitch for a new computer. “We invite you to …

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