[LINK] Why Spam continues
rick at praxis.com.au
Sat Dec 18 13:54:59 EST 2004
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> 20% return on 'investment' resulting in action is pretty good odds.
>> ONE IN FIVE UK CONSUMERS BUY SOFTWARE FROM SPAM
>> New research sponsored by the Business Software Alliance
>> finds that 20% of UK consumers claim to have purchased
>> software in response to a spam advertisement. The survey
>> includes interesting data comparing spam purchasing
>> practices of consumers from six countries.
Tres droll ... tres amusant. Sounds very similar to the annoying
bleating of the MPAA and similar in the Fourth Reich^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H USA.
"BSA - Promoting a safe and legal digital world."
Crap. The primary company the BSA protects is Microsoft. If they
were true to their motto they would be promoting *SAFE AND SECURE*
alternatives to MS crap.
"In July, IDC found that one in three (29%) of software used in the
UK is pirated at a cost to UK software publishers of over 800 million
Uh huh. And what proof does the BSA have that (a) all the software
would cost so much and (b) that those who tried such software (probably
on eval :) would actually pay the grossly inflated prices it actually
And the top three concerns on the Net in the UK?
1. Overall online security (40%)
2. Virus concerns (39%)
3. Theft of personal information (37%)
1. Banish MS products.
2. Banish MS products.
3. Banish MS products.
What a load of codswallop.
While we're at it, banish the BSA.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
-- Albert Einstein
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