Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The real problem with spam e-mail.......
I love living in the internet age, where so much information is at my fingertips.
I love having access to people... good people... around the world, making friends of folks I'll likely never see face to face. It feels good to find ones tribe, and be a part of of it.
Yet... there are downsides to such... and one of them is e-mail spam. Junk mail that finds it's way to your mailbox, clogging it with offers to improve your sex life, buy cheap drugs, and help out the occasional wealthy Nigerian peasant.
As much a pain as such Spam can be... you know what I dislike about the most? The fact that it doesn't come by way of my real mailbox. It's not printed, on paper, with a stamp on it.
You see, I have a wood stove...... and I sorely miss the reams of real live junk mail I used to get. Every day, total strangers would pack my mail box with excellent kindling to start my wood stove. I simply had to walk to the end of my drive, and there I would find a large handful of material perfectly suited to building the morning fire, all delivered at some marketers expense.