Thursday, July 1, 2010
Weird! Today I got an email containing the "Microsoft/AOL Giveaway" note. In case you don't recall, the best write-up is here on snopes. I haven't seen this in, well, jeez... dunno how many years it's been. I was about to hit the delete button, but then I thought "wow, this is a part of history, kinda like walking the Internet equivalent of the John Muir trail." My mind boggles as I think of how much ancillary spam had likely been created from this email circling the globe so many times. I can't help but feel a bit of guilt for the young, naive, teenage version of myself who actually believed in and hoped for that check from nowhere that had no logical reason of existing. Besides, there's nothing more convincing than the words "I AM A LAWYER" in bold, caps, and H2 font size.