July 01, 2003
Withdrawal

A few days ago, the National Do Not Call Registry was officially opened for, er, anti-business. I don't know about all of you, but I might have a tiny pang of wistfulness for the almost poetic monkey-typing ("Re: she is bored with your small butterfly fknlnjjagvcdontyat u"), the quasi-onanistic inbox love, and occasional moments of ironic ridiculousness ("Irwin, Help us Put an END to SPAM!").

That is, if I ever stop getting it.

Posted by tmonkey at July 01, 2003 09:27 AM
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right. except that it's not an anti-spam registry, just an anti-telemarketer (phone) one. unless of course you intended "monkey-typing" as a metaphor to draw subtle parallels between the semantics of junk bulk mail, junk faxes, dinner-time-calling telemarketers, and good ole email spam. . . ?

Posted by: noah on July 1, 2003 10:35 AM

also, the New York state do-not-call list works pretty well, without the backlog. And it gets you on the national list, too.

Posted by: dbrown on July 1, 2003 11:16 AM

Yes, I stand corrected. It was wishful thinking. I lump them into the same category. But perhaps the implication is that in the future there will be a National Do Not Email Registry, however improbable that may be.

Posted by: tmonkey on July 1, 2003 12:05 PM

while not there yet, there are some interesting things happening out there. (copied from my blog, btw)

Posted by: noah on July 1, 2003 03:08 PM

but sometimes you just have to take things into your own hands.

Posted by: elia on July 3, 2003 09:41 AM
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