Theft by spam
: Om Malik begins to build the case for the economic impact of spam. With spam now accounting for more than half of mail now sent, that’s a tremendous amount of bandwidth. Plus ISP effort and expense put into filtering. Plus consumer money spent on filtering. Plus storage. Plus employee time lost. Plus the impact on legitimate emails lost in the mess. The cost is gigantic. It is an economic issue. And it is, as Rudy Guliani said of squeegee men, a quality of life issue.
by Jeff Jarvis