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Thread #59388 Message #949053
Posted By: JohnInKansas
08-May-03 - 10:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Subject: RE: BS: Spam and Porn - how to get rid of it?
Spam is a little like the guy on the street corner selling pencils:
Passerby: "How much for a pencil?"
P: "Don't sell many pencils, do you?"
S: "Only gotta sell one."
It was around in the old days, when stuff was a lot slower, but it just didn't work until it became possible to "hit" on 10,000 or 50,000 people (or more) per hour. Only one or two in a thousand is going to be gullible enough to send you money - or even to "confirm" his addy so that you can sell the address to somebody.
P.T. Barnum may have said "There's a sucker born every minute," and his partner might actually have asked "But where do the rest of them come from?" but you still have to find the sucker with money to make it work. Sort of like selling "antiques" - or working ebay.