Re: Spam on this list
On Mon, Sep 05, 2005 at 09:00:36PM +0200, Jesús M. Navarro wrote:
> Hi, Wouter:
> El Lunes, 05 Septiembre 2005 19:52, Wouter Verhelst escribió:
> > "spam", as in, unsolicited bulk email, was named after a particular
> > brand of corned beef. See http://www.spam.com/
> Not exactly. Spam, as unsolicited bulk email, was named after a particular
> Monty Python's Flying Circus show. It is Monty Python the ones that used
> spam after the canned meat. It might probe to be a significant difference if
> held in court.
Well, yeah; I read the story on the spam site, too. The point is that
the origin of the 'spam' name is corned beef, even if indirectly. I
couldn't care less what lawyers have to say about it.
The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the
pavement is precisely one bananosecond