October 16th, 2005, 06:35 PM
Not One for the Bookshelf
Spam Kings (Hard Cover)
The Real Story behind the High-Rolling Hucksters Pushing Porn, Pills, and %*@)# Enlargements
By Brian McWilliams
First Edition October 2004
368 pages, $22.95 US, $33.95 CA, £15.95 UK
The mounting onslaught of email pitches for porn, pills, and penis enlargement has some techno-pundits declaring that spam is on the verge of destroying the Internet. In Spam Kings, author and veteran investigative journalist Brian S. McWilliams delivers a compelling account of the cat-and-mouse game played by spam entrepreneurs (including the notorious Davis Wolfgang Hawke, "Dr. Fatburn," and Scott Richter) in search of easy fortunes and the cyber-vigilantes who are trying to stop them.
Having recently read this, save yourself some money and do what I did, get it from your local library. I was not specifically looking for it, it just caught my eye in the computer section.
I found it to be a nice little read, and that's about all. It was purely historical from 1999-2004, mainly about the people involved. Nothing in it that could'nt be Google'd
Computer says no