What Spam Tells Us…About Us
“Spam is what happens when the universal id gets email,” says Evan Williams* of Spammoxed, a cultural history of spam. Williams has saved every email he’s ever gotten since 1994 — including the spam. This brief video gives you a whirlwind tour through the history of spam — from the first email spam message, from foreign potentates looking for your help with a money transfer, to postmodern word salad looking to save your soul.
Fifteen Years of Spam - a personal History of Irritating Email*Disclosure: That’s my husband!