The Therapy Sessions
Thursday, October 23, 2003
A Useless Gesture
Senate Votes to Crack Down on Some Spam
"When this bill becomes law, big-time spamming in effect becomes an outlaw business," said Senator Ron Wyden, Democrat of Oregon and one of the chief sponsors of the bill.
Big Deal. These people still haven't figured out that the internet is different: it's huge, it's ungovernable and it's INTERNATIONAL.
Don't get me wrong. I hate spam as much as anyone, but this law will be largely ignored and it will be ineffective: no one has the time, the money and the patience to track down the asshole selling penis enlargement pills using his generic e-mail address.