[Fwd: Grand challenges for software engineering]

Jeff Bone (jbone@activerse.com)
Wed, 04 Aug 1999 12:03:05 -0500

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Larry sez:

> What will happen when the unstoppable sender meets
> the immovable recipient?

This will herald that the Lords of Law and the Chaos Engineers have
assembled in the Grey Fees of the Second Ether to do battle over The
Spammer Gain, with the possible result of the ending of time and space
and the elimination of all sentience.




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From: "Larry Masinter" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
To: "Rohit Khare" <rohit@4k-associates.com>, <FoRK@xent.com>
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Subject: RE: Grand challenges for software engineering
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 07:45:20 PDT
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> OK, in that vein, let me restate my life's-work :-)
> "Every person on the planet has a right to communicate freely with
> anyone else"

So you're also responsible for all the involuntary spam
in my inbox? (FoRK being voluntary....)

What will happen when the unstoppable sender meets
the immovable recipient? The analysis you attached
doesn't touch the social ills that are caused by
unmoderated communication access, or provide for
any moderation mechanisms.