Personal Technology: Don't think too hard about it
I have what can only be described as a naive view of the e-mail ecosystem.
Why else would I so readily accept the idea that you should think before reporting a message as spam, because to award such a designation to an undeserving message is to essentially cast a vote against an undeserving small business (Inbox, July 22, 2006)?
Why would I ever characterize this mislabeling as "irresponsible," if I were not under the spell of a marketing sympathizer?
Perhaps it was because I really wished this to be so. I've always wanted to share the digital playground with everyone who will follow the rules. For this reason, I've sought rules that marketers could follow, so they could ply their trade and not annoy the rest of us.
These rules would work under a neatly ordered system, perhaps one that charged admission from the start and made it unappealing for a scam artist to send out a million false messages at a time. In fact, life online is excessively messy. There a...
» The Seattle Times - Charles Bermant - 31-07-2006