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Re: which software for professional Mailling? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 11:10:35AM -0400, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 14, 2000 at 05:34:00AM -0200, Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> > You want to send spam because "it is legal"? Fine, do it. But do it in the
> > open as the law (probably -- after all, I don't know german law) requires,
> > using your real email address. Just don't expect people to like it.
>     The fact that it's legal just means that the law is f**ked. 

<nickel tour of a conscience>

so if i were to send you a printed page in an envelope with my services
listed on it, you'd prosecute? doesn't that seem extreme, comrade?

i find spam irritating. sometimes it is extermely irritating.

i find junk mail irritating. sometimes it is extremely irritating.

i find telemarketers irritating.  sometimes, extremely irritating.

of the three, email is by far most convenient for the receiver, and
easiest to control. one 'delete' and it's out of your hair. you can
set up filters, you can use perl regex patterns to 'protect'
yourself, on and on.

i hate spam. i loathe junk mail. i despise telemarketers.

but there are times when i learn something and think to myself "wow,
i didn't know that was available." usually i make a mental note
not to use the services of whoever fills my mailbox (electronic
or otherwise) but not always.

surely you don't advocate capital punishment for those who try
to make others aware of services and goods they provide. if we're
that petulant and lazy, so we want some external authority to
take care of our little pet peeves, we shouldn't complain when
our neighbors decide that WE irritate THEM and find ourselves
looking at the wrong end of the cops' nightstick.

i sure wouldn't have known about debian if it weren't for stumbling
across email archives in the search engines that a whole bunch
of bold, rude, unsolicited instigators haad the audacity to post
without first clearing it with the central authorities. (nobody
asked me to send this message either, so i suppose i should
expect officer friendly at my door any minute now?)

linux and debian are about freedom -- free to share, free to
try, free to explore, free to improve, free to change, free
to use.

centralized control is about restriction -- laws, punishment,
prohibition, taboo, business-as-usual, avoid innovation,
don't learn, don't try, don't risk, don't fail, don't succeed.
don't DO.

either paradigm has fans, and there are countries in the world
that'll embrace you, whichever one you'd like to live under.

if it's legal for me to initiate a phone call, should it not
be legal for you to send an email or her to write a letter?
if not, maybe the CDA was a good idea. zieg heil.

i for one do NOT pine for the days when microso~1 had an
unobstructed dominion over the future of computing.

things are more like they used to be than they are now.

will@serensoft.com *** http://www.dontUthink.com/

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