Sci-Fi Short Story: ‘Press Enter to Execute’
: a short story about a spam assassin. (via Lee Maguire)
(tags: scifi spamassassin anti-spam spam via:lee-maguire whoa fiction short-stories)
You know your software’s hit the big time when people write fiction about it! (Or, at least, fiction clearly referencing it. Though if SpamAssassin does have a ‘hire an assassin if enough people detect this spam’ option, I want to know! But then this is clearly not SA, but something more like the big centralized ‘give us all your email’ antispam services’ utility boxes that get installed on megacorps’ systems. Which is a good reason why everyone should use SA instead!)
Yeah, it’s pretty crazy stuff alright ;) The old joke gets fleshed out into a pretty excellent short story….