Three Jeers! Today is Spam Day!

May 3, 2014 at 12:01 am 3 comments

No More Spam

If you want to impress your geeky friends out there, wish them a “Happy Spam Day” today!  And if you want to annoy your I.T. Administrators, wish them a “Happy Spam Day”, too.

Spam is more than that delectable salty luncheon meat made up of unidentified animal by-products. It is the term coined to describe the electronic equivalent of postal junk mail.

There are actually two Spam Days:  Way back in the days of big mainframe computers, the first documented “electronic junk mail” was sent on May 3rd, 1978.   But it was on March 31st, 1993 that the name “Spam” was first used to describe an unwanted mass transmission that was sent across the ‘Net.

As the Internet became more available to more people in the world, so did the proliferation of Spam.  Now you can’t open your e-mail without being blasted with tons of claims of big discounts on drugs, ways to enhance (certain areas of the body), and how you can make big money by forwarding this e-mail to a hundred friends.

So in keeping with the Spirit of Spam, click the link below and play Monty Python’s “Spam Song” loudly through your computer speakers for all to hear. And have a Happy Spam Day!

–The Computer Cat

http://crackberry.com/ringtone/monty-python-spam-song-monty-python Monty Python’s “Spam Song”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_%28electronic%29 Wikipedia on Spam

http://www.templetons.com/brad/spamterm.html A good history of Spam by Brad Templeton

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cameoy31531  |  April 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    PYTHON YEAAAAAH!! AND WE SHOUD GIVE THOSE SPAMMERS A BOOT-TO-THE-HEAD!

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  • 2. "CC"  |  April 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Heh, heh, heh, another student of “Tai Quon Leap”!

    Maybe we should send in the armless Black Knight from The Holy Grail to stop those snarky agents of S.P.A.M.

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  • 3. Detecting fake eMails | The Computer Cat's Corner  |  January 19, 2016 at 11:25 am

    […] Any unwanted electronic mail, or mass mailing. The term was coined in 1993 (See https://meetcc.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/today-is-spam-day/ to learn more). Yeah,  geeks come up with some interesting words to describe things. Phishing and […]

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