The internet knows me (and you)
Monday, November 19, 2007
Over the weekend, I was surfing around for icons (you know, small application icons). To my surprise today, I got an email that asked, "Do you have icon requirements for your software or multimedia projects?"
I was surprised, to say the least. How does the internet know what I'm thinking?
OK, it doesn't. But it just amazing how SPAM still exists and why. An old saying comes to mind: the one that goes, I'm paraphrasing, "spread enough shit around, and it's bound to stick somewhere." I don't know who said that, but in this case all those annoying bits of useless data bouncing form router to router in our network have become the "shit" that by sheer coincidence makes itself useful and it gets stuck somewhere. In other words, someone clicks on one the offers and actually buys something.
Of course, sometimes the promises don't materialize. For example, I'm still waiting my for $15 million promised by an African prince's lawyer. Maybe I should send him the other $5,000 he asked for.
Put your tinfoil-hat back on, the internet can read minds. Most important, the contextual internet is here. Well, sort of--and only if you wait long enough for the answer to your existing problem. I'm sure some spammer is concocting an catchy email to sell something useless. Let's say, for example, how to make millions of dollars while working from home.