on 5/27/2003 12:21 PM Anthony Atkielski wrote:
I have an idea that is kind of odd, and I don't know if it would work.
I really wouldn't mind signing up for a service that sends me filtered
advertising, in domains that I find _specifically_ interesting. I'd be
happy to read about products and services that directly address my
needs and interests, and if such a service existed, I'd be tempted to
sign up. So what if such services did exist on a widespread basis, and
everyone signed up for them? Would there still be a need for spam?
People would still want to tell everybody about their products. They would
even believe that if you aren't monitoring their specific domain, it's
only because you don't fully appreciate the benefits of their products.
To quote a bulk-mailer:
| MICHAEL P. SHERMAN
| Q. What's wrong with the idea that people should have to "opt in" to
| get commercial e-mail?
| A. Do you ask for advertising? Advertising introduces someone to a new
| idea. How are you going to do that? People aren't going to say, "I
| want something new today, so I want an e-mail from you."
Eric A. Hall http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/