On Fri, 08 Dec 2006 16:31:48 +0000, Mark Kent wrote:
> begin oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> (Cringely on Earthlink E-mail)
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Here is something I wish I were making up. A good friend of mine
>>| noticed last June a sudden and precipitous decline in his volume of
>>| incoming e-mail with the numbers dropping by 80-90 percent. Was he less
>>| popular, less interesting than before? Or maybe some Bayesian filter
>>| had been imposed by his ISP (Earthlink) to suddenly spare him
>>| completely from spam. No such luck.
>> Looking at some comment in Slashdot, it seems evident that SPAM (Windows
>> zombies laregely responsible) is killing E-mail as a communication tool.
>> I personally use password-protected Wikis as means of replacing E-mail
>> because the volume keeps growing and growing.
> Interesting - Microsoft Windows could go down in history as the means by
> which email was killed.
And...er...IIRC didn't His Billness say that spam would be dead in two
year? Ah, yes, here we are:-
"A spam-free world by 2006? That's what Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill
Gates is promising."
Ah well, looks like another of Billy Boy's promises has turned to
sh*t....just like his Fista, which started out promising more than it
could finally deliver.
[Wanna bet Ewik will apologise for this? ;-) ]
When I hear of a long time smoker dying of lung cancer
I think "That's too bad, but they made their choices".
When I hear about companies getting screwed by Microsoft,
I think the same thing.