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    Spam 30 years old

    well almost and here is the copy of the first message sent on may 2 1978 to 393 users on arpanet's network:

    Mail-from: DEC-MARLBORO rcvd at 3-May-78 0955-PDT
    Date: 1 May 1978 1233-EDT
    From: THUERK at DEC-MARLBORO
    Subject: ADRIAN@SRI-KL
    To: DDAY at SRI-KL, DAY at SRI-KL, DEBOER at UCLA-CCN,
    To: WASHDC at SRI-KL, LOGICON at USC-ISI, SDAC at USC-ISI,
    To: DELDO at USC-ISI, DELEOT at USC-ISI, DELFINO at USC-ISI,
    To: DENICOFF at USC-ISI, DESPAIN at USC-ISI, DEUTSCH at SRI-KL,
    To: DEUTSCH at PARC-MAXC, EMY at CCA-TENEX, DIETER at USC-ISIB,
    To: DINES at AMES-67, MERADCON at SRI-KL, EPG-SPEC at SRI-KA,
    To: DIVELY at SRI-KL, DODD at USC-ISI, DONCHIN at USC-ISIC,
    To: JED at LLL-COMP, DORIN at CCA-TENEX, NYU at SRI-KA,
    To: DOUGHERTY at USC-ISI, PACOMJ6 at USC-ISI,
    To: DEBBY at UCLA-SECURITY, BELL at SRI-KL, JHANNON at SRI-KA,
    To: DUBOIS at USC-ISI, DUDA at SRI-KL, POH at USC-ISI,
    To: LES at SU-AI, EAST at BBN-TENEX, DEASTMAN at USC-ECL,
    To: EBISU at I4-TENEX, NAC at USC-ISIE, ECONOMIDIS at I4-TENEX,
    To: WALSH at SRI-KL, GEDWARDS at SRI-KL, WEDWARDS at USC-ISI,
    To: NUSC at SRI-KL, RM at SU-AI, ELKIND at PARC-MAXC,
    To: ELLENBY at PARC-MAXC, ELLIS at PARC-MAXC, ELLIS at USC-ISIB,
    To: ENGELBART at SRI-KL, ENGELMORE at SUMEX-AIM,
    To: ENGLISH at PARC-MAXC, ERNST at I4-TENEX,
    To: ESTRIN at MIT-MULTICS, EYRES at USC-ISIC,
    To: FAGAN at SUMEX-AIM, FALCONER at SRI-KL,
    To: DUF at UCLA-SECURITY, FARBER at RAND-UNIX, PMF at SU-AI,
    To: HALFF at USC-ISI, RJF at MIT-MC, FEIERBACH at I4-TENEX,
    To: FEIGENBAUM at USC-ISI, FEINLER at SRI-KL,
    To: FELDMAN at SUMEX-AIM, FELDMAN at SRI-KL, FERNBACH at LLL-COMP,
    To: FERRARA at RADC-MULTICS, FERRETTI at SRI-KA,
    To: FIALA at PARC-MAXC, FICKAS at USC-ISIC, AFIELD at I4-TENEX,
    To: FIKES at PARC-MAXC, REF at SU-AI, FINK at MIT-MULTICS,
    To: FINKEL at USC-ISIB, FINN at USC-ISIB, AFGWC at BBN-TENEX,
    To: FLINT at SRI-KL, WALSH at SRI-KL, DRXAN at SRI-KA,
    To: FOX at SRI-KL, FRANCESCHINI at MIT-MULTICS,
    To: SAI at USC-ISIC, FREDRICKSON at RAND-RCC, ETAC at BBN-TENEXB,
    To: FREYLING at BBN-TENEXE, FRIEDLAND at SUMEX-AIM,
    To: FRIENDSHUH at SUMEX-AIM, FRITSCH at LLL-COMP, ME at SU-AI,
    To: FURST at BBN-TENEXB, FUSS at LLL-COMP, OP-FYE at USC-ISIB,
    To: SCHILL at USC-ISIC, GAGLIARDI at USC-ISIC,
    To: GAINES at RAND-UNIX, GALLENSON at USC-ISIB,
    To: GAMBLE at BBN-TENEXE, GAMMILL at RAND-UNIX,
    To: GANAN at USC-ISI, GARCIA at SUMEX-AIM,
    To: GARDNER at SUMEX-AIM, MCCUTCHEN at SRI-KL,
    To: GARDNER at MIT-MULTICS, GARLICK at SRI-KL,
    To: GARVEY at SRI-KL, GAUTHIER at USC-ISIB,
    To: USGS-LIA at BBN-TENEX, GEMOETS at I4-TENEX,
    To: GERHART at USC-ISIB, GERLA at USC-ISIE, GERLACH at I4-TENEX,
    To: GERMAN at HARV-10, GERPHEIDE at SRI-KA, DANG at SRI-KL,
    To: GESCHKE at PARC-MAXC, GIBBONS at CMU-10A,
    To: GIFFORD.COMPSYS at MIT-MULTICS, JGILBERT at BBN-TENEXB,
    To: SGILBERT at BBN-TENEXB, SDAC at USC-ISI,
    To: GILLOGLY at RAND-UNIX, STEVE at RAND-UNIX,
    To: GLEASON at SRI-KL, JAG;BIN(1525) at UCLA-CCN,
    To: GOLD at LL-11, GOLDBERG at USC-ISIB, GOLDGERG at SRI-KL,
    To: GROBSTEIN at SRI-KL, GOLDSTEIN at BBN-TENEXB,
    To: DARPM-NW at BBN-TENEXB, GOODENOUGH at USC-ISIB,
    To: GEOFF at SRI-KL, GOODRICH at I4-TENEX, GOODWIN at USC-ISI,
    To: GOVINSKY at SRI-KL, DEAN at I4-TENEX, TEG at MIT-MULTICS,
    To: CCG at SU-AI, EPG-SPEC at SRI-KA, GRISS at USC-ECL,
    To: BJG at RAND-UNIX, MCCUTCHEN at SRI-KL, GROBSTEIN at SRI-KL,
    To: MOBAH at I4-TENEX, GUSTAFSON at USC-ISIB, GUTHARY at SRI-KL,
    To: GUTTAG at USC-ISIB, GUYTON at RAND-RCC,
    To: ETAC-AD at BBN-TENEXB, HAGMANN at USC-ECL, HALE at I4-TENEX,
    To: HALFF at USC-ISI, DEHALL at MIT-MULTICS,
    To: HAMPEL at LLL-COMP, HANNAH at USC-ISI,
    To: NORSAR-TIP at USC-ISIC, SCRL at USC-ISI, HAPPY at SRI-KL,
    To: HARDY at SRI-KL, IMPACT at SRI-KL, KLH at SRI-KL,
    To: J33PAC at USC-ISI, HARRISON at SRI-KL, WALSH at SRI-KL,
    To: DRCPM-FF at BBN-TENEXB, HART at AMES-67, HART at SRI-KL,
    To: HATHAWAY at AMES-67, AFWL at I4-TENEX, BHR at RAND-UNIX,
    To: RICK at RAND-UNIX, DEBE at USC-ISIB, HEARN at USC-ECL,
    To: HEATH at UCLA-ATS, HEITMEYER at BBN-TENEX, ADTA at SRI-KA,
    To: HENDRIX at SRI-KL, CH47M at BBN-TENEXB, HILLIER at SRI-KL,
    To: HISS at I4-TENEX, ASLAB at USC-ISIC, HOLG at USC-ISIB,
    To: HOLLINGWORTH at USC-ISIB, HOLLOWAY at HARV-10,
    To: HOLMES at SRI-KL, HOLSWORTH at SRI-KA, HOLT at LLL-COMP,
    To: HOLTHAM at LL, DHOLZMAN at RAND-UNIX, HOPPER at USC-ISIC,
    To: HOROWITZ at USC-ISIB, VSC at USC-ISI, HOWARD at LLL-COMP,
    To: HOWARD at USC-ISI, PURDUE at USC-ISI, HUBER at RAND-RCC,
    To: HUNER at RADC-MULTICS, HUTSON at AMES-67, IMUS at USC-ISI,
    To: JACOBS at USC-ISIE, JACOBS at BBN-TENEXB,
    To: JACQUES at BBN-TENEXB, JARVIS at PARC-MAXC,
    To: JEFFERS at PARC-MAXC, JENKINS at PARC-MAXC,
    To: JENSEN at SRI-KA, JIRAK at SUMEX-AIM, NICKIE at SRI-KL,
    To: JOHNSON at SUMEX-AIM, JONES at SRI-KL, JONES at LLL-COMP,
    To: JONES at I4-TENEX, RLJ at MIT-MC, JURAK at USC-ECL,
    To: KAHLER at SUMEX-AIM, MWK at SU-AI, KAINE at USC-ISIB,
    To: KALTGRAD at UCLA-ATS, MARK at UCLA-SECURITY, RAK at SU-AI,
    To: KASTNER at USC-ISIB, KATT at USC-ISIB,
    To: UCLA-MNC at USC-ISI, ALAN at PARC-MAXC, KEENAN at USC-ISI,
    To: KEHL at UCLA-CCN, KELLEY at SRI-KL, BANANA at I4-TENEX,
    To: KELLOGG at USC-ISI, DDI at USC-ISI, KEMERY at SRI-KL,
    To: KEMMERER at UCLA-ATS, PARVIZ at UCLA-ATS, KING at SUMEX-AIM,
    To: KIRSTEIN at USC-ISI, SDC at UCLA-SECURITY,
    To: KLEINROCK at USC-ISI, KLEMBA at SRI-KL, CSK at USC-ISI,
    To: KNIGHT at SRI-KL, KNOX at USC-ISI, KODA at USC-ISIB,
    To: KODANI at AMES-67, KOOIJ at USC-ISI, KREMERS at SRI-KL,
    To: BELL at SRI-KL, KUNZELMAN at SRI-KL, PROJX at SRI-KL,
    To: LAMPSON at PARC-MAXC, SDL at RAND-UNIX, JOJO at SRI-KL,
    To: SDC at USC-ISI, NELC3030 at USC-ISI,
    To: LEDERBERG at SUMEX-AIM, LEDUC at SRI-KL, JSLEE at USC-ECL,
    To: JACOBS at USC-ISIE, WREN at USC-ISIB, LEMONS at USC-ISIB,
    To: LEUNG at SRI-KL, J33PAC at USC-ISI, LEVIN at USC-ISIB,
    To: LEVINTHAL at SUMEX-AIM, LICHTENBERGER at I4-TENEX,
    To: LICHTENSTEIN at USC-ISI, LIDDLE at PARC-MAXC,
    To: LIEB at USC-ISIB, LIEBERMAN at SRI-KL, STANL at USC-ISIE,
    To: LIERE at I4-TENEX, DOCB at USC-ISIC, LINDSAY at SRI-KL,
    To: LINEBARGER at AMES-67, LIPKIS at USC-ECL, SLES at USC-ISI,
    To: LIS at SRI-KL, LONDON at USC-ISIB, J33PAC at USC-ISI,
    To: LOPER at SRI-KA, LOUVIGNY at SRI-KL, LOVELACE at USC-ISIB,
    To: LUCANIC at SRI-KL, LUCAS at USC-ISIB, DCL at SU-AI,
    To: LUDLAM at UCLA-CCN, YNGVAR at SRI-KA, LYNCH at SRI-KL,
    To: LYNN at USC-ISIB, MABREY at SRI-KL, MACKAY at AMES-67,
    To: MADER at USC-ISIB, MAGILL at SRI-KL, KMAHONEY at BBN-TENEX,
    To: MANN at USC-ISIB, ZM at SU-AI, MANNING at USC-ISI,
    To: MANTIPLY at I4-TENEX, MARIN at I4-TENEX, SCRL at USC-ISI,
    To: HARALD at SRI-KA, GLORIA-JEAN at UCLA-CCN, MARTIN at USC-ISIC,
    To: WMARTIN at USC-ISI, GRM at RAND-UNIX, MASINTER at USC-ISI,
    To: MASON at USC-ISIB, MATHIS at SRI-KL, MAYNARD at USC-ISIC,
    To: MCBREARTY at SRI-KL, MCCALL at SRI-KA, MCCARTHY at SU-AI,
    To: MCCLELLAND at USC-ISI, DORIS at RAND-UNIX, MCCLURG at SRI-KL,
    To: JOHN at I4-TENEX, MCCREIGHT at PARC-MAXC, MCCRUMB at USC-ISI,
    To: DRXTE at SRI-KA
    cc: BPM at SU-AI

    and some more:

    MCKINLEY@USC-ISIB
    MMCM@SRI-KL
    OT-ITS@SRI-KA
    BELL@SRI-KL
    MEADE@SRI-KL
    MARTIN@USC-ISI
    MERRILL@BBN-TENEX
    METCALFE@PARC-MAXC
    JMETZGER@USC-ISIB
    MICHAEL@USC-ISIC
    CMILLER@SUMEX-AIM
    MILLER@USC-ISI
    SCI@USC-ISI
    MILLER@USC-ISIC
    MITCHELL@PARC-MAXC
    MITCHELL@USC-ISI
    MITCHELL@SUMEX-AIM
    MLM@SU-AI
    JPDG@TENEXB
    MOORE@USC-ISIB
    WMORE@USC-ISIB
    JAM@SU-AI
    MORAN@PARC-MAXC
    ROZ@SU-AI
    MORGAN@USC-ISIB
    MORRIS@PARC-MAXC
    MORRIS@I4-TENEX
    OT-ITS@SRI-KA
    LISA@USC-ISIB
    MOSHER@SRI-KL
    MULHERN@USC-ISI
    MUNTZ;BIN(1529)@UCLA-CCN
    MYERS@USC-ISIC
    MYERS@RAND-RCC
    DRCPM-FF-FO@BBN-TENEXB
    NAGEL@USC-ISIB
    NAPKE@SRI-KL
    NARDI@SRI-KL
    NAYLOR@USC-ISIE
    LOU@USC-ISIE
    NESBIT@RAND-RCC
    NEUMANN@SRI-KA
    NEVATIA@USC-ECL
    NEWBY@USC-ISI
    NEWEKK@SRI-KA
    NIELSON@SRI-KL
    NLL@SUMEX-AIM
    NILSSON@SRI-KL
    NITZAN@SRI-KL
    NOEL@USC-ISIC
    NORMAN@PARC-MAXC
    NORTON@SRI-KL
    JOAN@USC-ISIB
    NOURSE@SUMEX-AIM
    PDG@SRI-KL
    OMALLEY@SRI-KA
    OCKEN@USC-ISIC
    OESTREICHER@USC-ISIB
    OGDEN@SRI-KA
    OKINAKA@USC-ISIE
    OLSON@I4-TENEX
    ORNSTEIN@PARC-MAXC
    PANKO@SRI-KL
    TED@SU-AI
    PARK@SRI-KL
    PBARAN@USC-ISI
    PARKER@USC-ISIB
    PEARCE@USC-ISI
    PEPIN@USC-ECL
    PERKINS@USC-ISIB
    PETERS@SRI-KL
    AMPETERSON@USC-ISI
    ASLAB@USC-ISIC
    EPG-SPEC@SRI-KA
    PEZDIRTZ@LLL-COMP
    CHARLIE@I4-TENEX
    UCLA-DOC@USC-ISI
    WPHILLIPS@USC-ISI
    PIERCY@MOFFETT-ARC
    PINE@SRI-KL
    PIPES@I4-TENEX
    PIRTLE@SRI-KL
    POGGIO@USC-ISIC
    POH@USC-ISI
    POOL@BBN-TENEX
    POPEK@USC-ISI
    POSTEL@USC-ISIB
    POWER@SRI-KL
    PRICE@USC-ECL
    RANDALL@USC-ISIB
    RANDALL@SRI-KA
    RAPHAEL@SRI-KL
    RAPP@RAND-RCC
    RASMUSSEN@USC-ISIC
    RATTNER@SRI-KL
    RAY@ILL-NTX
    FNWC@I4-TENEX
    BRL@SRI-KL
    RETZ@SRI-KL
    SKIP@USC-ISIB
    RICHARDSON@USC-ISIB
    RICHES@USC-ECL
    GWEN@USC-ECL
    OP-RIEDEL@USC-ISIB
    RIES@LLL-COMP
    RINDFLEISCH@SUMEX-AIM
    OP-ROBBINS@USC-ISIB
    ROBINSON@SRI-KL
    JROBINSON@SRI-KL
    RODRIQUEZ@SRI-KL
    MARTIN@USC-ISI
    ROM@USC-ISIC
    ROMIEZ@I4-TENEX
    ROSE@USC-ISI
    ROSEN@SRI-KL
    BARBARA@I4-TENEX
    ROTHENBERG@USC-ISIB
    RUBIN@SRI-KL
    JBR@SU-AI
    RUBINSTEIN@BBN-TENEXD
    RUDY@USC-ECL
    RUGGERI@SRI-KA
    RULIFSON@PARC-MAXC
    DALE@USC-ISIB
    SACERDOTI@SRI-KL
    SAGALOWICZ@SRI-KL
    ALS@SU-AI
    SANTONI@USC-ISIC
    SATTERTHWAITE@PARC-MAXC
    SAWCHUK@USC-ECL
    CPF-CC@USC-ISI
    SCHELONKA@USC-ISI
    SCHILL@USC-ISIC
    SCHILLING@USC-ISI
    SCHULZ@SUMEX-AIM
    SCOTT@SUMEX-AIM
    CPF-CC@USC-ISI
    OP-SEATON@USC-ISIB
    SENNE@LL
    NORM@RAND-UNIX
    AFWL@14-TENEX
    SHEPPARD@LL-ASG
    SHERWIN@USC-ISI
    SHERWOOD@SRI-KL
    SHORT@SRI-KL
    SHORTLIFE@SUMEX-AIM
    SHOSHANI@BBN-TENEX
    MARTIN@USC-ISI
    UCLA-NMC@USC-ISIE
    SDL@USC-ISIC
    SKOCYPEC@USC-ISI
    SLES@USC-ISI
    SLOTTOW@UCLA-CCN
    NOAA@14-TENEX
    SMALL@USC-ISI
    DAVESMITH@PARC-MAXC
    DSMITH@RAND-UNIX
    SMITH@SUMEX-AIM
    SMITH@USC-ECL
    MARCIE@I4-TENEX
    USARSGEUR@USC-ISI
    LOGICON@USC-ISI
    EPA@SRI-KL
    SONDEREGGER@USC-ISIB
    SPEER@LL
    AMICON-RN@USC-ISI
    SPROULL@PARC-MAXC
    PROJX@SRI-KL
    STEF@SRI-KA
    STEFIK@SUMEX-AIM
    STEPHENS@SRI-KA
    CFD@I4-TENEX
    STOCKHAM@SRI-KA
    STOTZ@USC-ISIB
    ALLEN@UCLA-SECURITY
    STOUTE@MIT-ML
    STRADLING@SRI-KL
    STROLLO@PARC-MAXC
    UCLA-0638@UCLA-CCN
    CRT@SRI-KA
    SUNSHINE@RAND-UNIX
    SUTHERLAND@SRI-KL
    SUTHERLAND@RAND-UNIX
    SUTHERLAND@PARC-MAXC
    SUTTON@USC-ISIC
    SWEER@SUMEX-AIM
    TAFT@PARC-MAXC
    TAYLOR@USC-ISIB
    TAYLOR@PARC-MAXC
    TAYNAI@SUMEX-AIM
    TEITELMAN@PARC-MAXC
    TENENBAUM@SRI-KL
    GREEP@RAND-UNIX
    TERRY@SUMEX-AIM
    TESLER@PARC-MAXC
    THACKER@PARC-MAXC
    PWT@RAND-UNIX
    TIPPIT@USC-ISIE
    TOBAGI@USC-ISIE
    TOGNETTI@SUMEX-AIM
    TORRES@SRI-KL
    TOWNLEY@HARV-10
    ELINA@UCLA-ATS
    TUCKER@SUMEX-AIM
    TUGENDER@USC-ISIB
    LLLSRG@MIT-MC
    UNCAPHER@USC-ISIB
    NOSC@SRI-KL
    UNTULIS@SRI-KL
    MIKE@UCLA-SECURITY
    AARDVARK@UCLA-ATS
    UZGALIS;BIN(0836)@UCLA-CCN
    VANGOETHEM@UCLA-CCN
    VANMIEROP@USC-ISIB
    VANNOUHUYS@SRI-KL
    VEIZADES@SUMEX-AIM
    VESECKY@USC-ISI
    AV@MIT-DMS
    VICTOR@USC-ISIC
    VIDAL@UCLA-SECURITY
    OP-VILAIN@USC-ISIB
    RV@RAND-UNIX
    SDL@USC-ISIC
    VOLPE@SRI-KL
    VONNEGUT@I4-TENEX
    VU@SRI-KL
    WACTLAR@CMU-10A
    WAGNER@USC-ISI
    WAHRMAN@RAND-UNIX
    WALDINGER@SRI-KL
    WALKER@UCLA-SECURITY
    WALKER@SRI-KL
    WALLACE@PARC-MAXC
    EVE@UCLA-SECURITY
    LOGICON@USC-ISI
    DON@RAND-UNIX
    WATSON@USC-ISIC
    WEIDEL@USC-ECL
    WEINBERG@SRI-KL
    JLW@MIT-AI
    LAUREN@UCLA-SECURITY
    WEISSMAN@I4-TENEX
    WELLS@USC-ISIC
    GERSH@USC-ISI
    WETHEREL@LLL-COMP
    RWW@SU-AI
    SCRL@USC-ISI
    TWHELLER@SRI-KA
    MABREY@SRI-KL
    WHITE@PARC-MAXC
    WHITE@SUMEX-AIM
    WIEDERHOLD@SUMEX-AIM
    WILBER@SRI-KL
    EPG-SPEC@SRI-KA
    WILCOX@SUMEX-AIM
    WILCZYNSKI@USC-ISIB
    WILE@USC-ISIB
    OP-WILLIAMS@USC-ISIB
    WILSON@USC-ISIB
    TW@SU-AI
    SCI@USC-ISI
    WISNIEWSKI@RAND-UNIX
    WOLF@SRI-KL
    PAT@SU-AI
    NELC3030@USC-ISI
    WYATT@HARV-10
    LEO@USC-ISIB
    YEH@LLL-COMP
    YONKE@USC-ISIB
    YOUNGBERG@SRI-KA
    ZEGERS@SRI-KL
    ZOLOTOW@SRI-KL
    ZOSEL@LLL-COMP
    DIGITAL WILL BE GIVING A PRODUCT PRESENTATION OF THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE
    DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY; THE DECSYSTEM-2020, 2020T, 2060, AND 2060T. THE
    DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY OF COMPUTERS HAS EVOLVED FROM THE TENEX OPERATING SYSTEM
    AND THE DECSYSTEM-10 <PDP-10> COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE. BOTH THE DECSYSTEM-2060T
    AND 2020T OFFER FULL ARPANET SUPPORT UNDER THE TOPS-20 OPERATING SYSTEM.
    THE DECSYSTEM-2060 IS AN UPWARD EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT DECSYSTEM 2040
    AND 2050 FAMILY. THE DECSYSTEM-2020 IS A NEW LOW END MEMBER OF THE
    DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY AND FULLY SOFTWARE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL OF THE OTHER
    DECSYSTEM-20 MODELS.

    WE INVITE YOU TO COME SEE THE 2020 AND HEAR ABOUT THE DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY
    AT THE TWO PRODUCT PRESENTATIONS WE WILL BE GIVING IN CALIFORNIA THIS
    MONTH. THE LOCATIONS WILL BE:

    TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1978 - 2 PM
    HYATT HOUSE (NEAR THE L.A. AIRPORT)
    LOS ANGELES, CA

    THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1978 - 2 PM
    DUNFEY'S ROYAL COACH
    SAN MATEO, CA
    (4 MILES SOUTH OF S.F. AIRPORT AT BAYSHORE, RT 101 AND RT 92)

    A 2020 WILL BE THERE FOR YOU TO VIEW. ALSO TERMINALS ON-LINE TO OTHER
    DECSYSTEM-20 SYSTEMS THROUGH THE ARPANET. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND,
    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE NEAREST DEC OFFICE
    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXCITING DECSYSTEM-20 FAMILY.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse." ~ Henry Ford

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    Hmmmm,

    Someone forgot how to use BCC?

    Actually I doubt if it is spam........... It looks well targeted at DEC customers?

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    If it turns 40, I'm leaving the Internet

    Internet spam turns 30 - Canada.com

    Thirty years ago Thursday, Gary Thuerk started something that still irritates most of us every day, everywhere in the world, every time we turn on a computer.

    Mr. Thuerk sent out the first junk e-mail - or as it would come to be known, "spam."

    It was 10 years before it would happen again - Mr. Thuerk was slapped down by the first "stop sending us spam" message that immediately followed his pioneering missive - but the model was set, and today about 120 billion spam messages are sent each day - about 85 per cent of all Internet traffic.

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    well i have first response somewhere here so i am posting it below enjoy:

    Date: 4 MAY 1978 0452-PDT
    To: FEINLER at SRI-KL
    From: DCACODE535 at USC-ISI

    JAKE,

    YOU MAY HAVE RECEIVED THE MSG SENT OUT BY DEC ON MAY 1 ABOUT WHICH I HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED SEVERAL COMPLAINTS AS YOU CAN READILY IMAGINE. CAN YOU FORWARD THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE TO ALL ADDRESSES OF THE SUSPECT MESSAGE PLUS ALL HOST AND TIP LIAISONS? THANKS:

    NOTE: Please direct your comments, if any, directly to DCACODE535@ISI. Thanks, Jake.

    ON 2 MAY 78 DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION (DEC) SENT OUT AN ARPANET MESSAGE ADVERTISING THEIR NEW COMPUTER SYSTEMS. THIS WAS A FLAGRANT VIOLATION OF THE USE OF ARPANET AS THE NETWORK IS TO BE USED FOR OFFICIAL U.S. GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ONLY. APPROPRIATE ACTION IS BEING TAKEN TO PRECLUDE ITS OCCURRENCE AGAIN.

    IN ENFORCEMENT OF THIS POLICY DCA IS DEPENDENT ON THE ARPANET SPONSORS, AND HOST AND TIP LIAISONS. IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU INFORM YOUR USERS AND CONTRACTORS WHO ARE PROVIDED ARPANET ACCESS THE MEANING OF THIS POLICY.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

    MAJOR RAYMOND CZAHOR

    CHIEF, ARPANET MANAGEMENT BRANCH, DCA
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    "If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse." ~ Henry Ford

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    And they whined because a legitimate user thought to use the technology to promote his company's products? albeit in "violation" of their supposed rules?

    Compared to what your legislators have done to the US Constitution, I would call it trivial at best? And it wasn't as if he was selling physical enhancements or performance improvers? Hell, he was inviting people to a "jolly"..............

    I was around back then, and if you went on vacation for a fortnight you almost needed C4 to get the door open when you returned because of the "junk mail".

    Everyone else spammed via snail mail............. this guy had the foresight and vision to seize upon the new (embryonic) technology. I have nothing but respect for him. Hell, he was trying to sell high technology kit, so what better than to (ab)use, the new communications technology?

    I actually get a lot of "spam"............ but if I didn't, I would actually be p1$$ed off. If I am good business to people and they don't tell me about any good deals, then I feel that my business is not appreciated.

    I guess it is how you look at it?............. I want any information on deals that are available (from reputable hardware and software suppliers of course)...... I represent regular and reasonably sizable business to them each year............ I cannot see a problem with that.......... it is not "spam" to me, but information I am quite happy to receive; in fact, I would go so far as to say that it is their duty to provide it to regular and loyal customers?

    I used to like the DEC PDP11, and their desktop stuff was fine (although rather overpriced).......... Still have a Venturis 5133 that runs Win98SE like $41t off a shiny shovel............. we have a public holiday weekend over here so I will dig it out and load Win2000 just for the amusement.

    I know how to get Millennium to run on a PI........... never tried with 2K

    Yeah, I am a DEC fanboy, and not ashamed of it............ it was a fine outfit in its day IMHO.

    Gettin old and closer to being one year older

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