Canning spam ^ 2

A tale of two meanings.

This spam is canned.

Immediately after McColo was unplugged, security companies charted a precipitous drop in spam volumes worldwide. E-mail security firm IronPort said spam levels fell by roughly 66 percent as of Tuesday evening.

Spamcop.net, another spam watch dog, found a similar decline, from about 40 spam e-mails per second to around 10 per second. (See their graphic representation here.)

(via memeorandum)
This is undoubtedly good!

More Spam is canned – and sold!

Through war and recession, Americans have turned to the glistening canned product from Hormel as a way to save money while still putting something that resembles meat on the table. Now, in a sign of the times, it is happening again, and Hormel is cranking out as much Spam as its workers can produce.

In a factory that abuts Interstate 90, two shifts of workers have been making Spam seven days a week since July, and they have been told that the relentless work schedule will continue indefinitely.

(via memeorandum)

But is this a good sign or a bad one?

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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4 Responses to Canning spam ^ 2

  1. So here’s a question for everyone: Why is sending out spam illegal, but junk mail is not?

    Let’s face it. If we applied the same routines to eliminating junk mail as we did to eliminating spam mail, there’d be whole forests of trees still alive today.

    But the direct advertisers have a hell of a lobby.

  2. Tom Frank says:

    The answer is simple – junk mail senders pay the government for the privilege of sending their advertising. Shound the gov’t come up with a way of taxing us on email, electronic spam will become legal.

    The thing I don’t understand is the spam I sometimes get from Russia – in Russian! I don’t read the language, but I had a few pieces translated, and it is for real companies – tax accountants, movers, etc. I’ve never been there (and have no intention of going), nor do I have any actual dealings there other than a few ebay purchases. That’s poorly targeted advertising.

  3. Will McColo insist on a bailout?

  4. chsw says:

    More (real) Spam?? Ugh! Feh! My parents had a bomb shelter full of it in the early- to mid-1960′s. I think they left it when they sold that house and moved.

    chsw

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