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Unclogging the Information Artery

The New York Times has a more-interesting-than-most article concerning what might be done about SPAM.

Everyone in the world of the Internet is thinking about spam. Following are excerpts from conversations with seven people who have some ideas for a solution...

The seven are

Surprisingly, I found the ideas of the first of these to be the most interesting. One key thing that has to be dealt with a e-mail lists. I belong to several, and I'm sure the moderators are unwilling to take individual human action or pay much of a per-recipient cost of any kind in order to assure that their subscribers continue to receive their free mailings. Certainly, nothing I've seen proposed in any legislative body seems reasonable. I doubt the legislative proposals I've seen would help; in many cases they would only legitimize stuff I don't want.

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