While we typically like to say happy birthday to just about anything technology related, this week we have a less than auspicious birthday to note: that of spam turning 30.
“The first known spam email was sent 30 years ago on Saturday.
But the message sent on May 3, 1978 by a marketer for the now defunct DEC computer company to around 400 people on the west coast of the United States wasn't called spam, and the sender dispatched it without ill intent.”
The date we really look forward to celebrating would be the date of the last spam message sent. Let's hope that day comes sooner rather than later.