Lets think about email some more. The fact that you probably get several varieties daily is telling in that for most spam is generated by something you did, or even something an acquaintance did and in doing it let your address loose because they ccd their entire mailing list while forwarding their latest lawyer joke or vicious political lie. i.e. Senator Obama is a space alien terror jockey bent on destroying our land of perfection because all liberals hate freedom. Hey folks, I'm just reporting the news. Anyhow, the cc option on your buddies email header is there for anyone who wants some email addresses. So spammers my know that you are interested in a product your friend told you about and they release your address by selling it to other spammers and you keep getting spam forever. Well that's a fact Jack and a bitter pill Jill, but there's a fix Dick and you can look it up, Chuck. Ah! there is the rub. Look it up. Where do you do that? Da da da da! Blow a bugle for Google! What a wonderful fountain of stuff! It's like having a smarter brother or big Sis right there with you. Unsure of an idea or fact? Need a picture of an eyeball? Just plunk the magic twanger and the goods are there. How can something so good be free? How can it be so damn nice? Well like most thinks that taste good, there is a bad side to this. The best way to see it is to get a Gmail account. It's free but you do need an invite. I can fix that for you. OK, here is what you get. A web mail account which is bit like Hotmail or Yahoo except, it is very easy to use and comes with 2 GB of storage. That is 2,000 MB and considering a 40 MB hard drive used to go for about $1000 bucks 15 years ago you will see that tech has gotten real big and real cheap very very fast.
OK the point of the Google 2GB mail account is, you need not erase a thing because you could put about a billion words in 2GB and you will not write that much in your life. So Google has all your mail. Fine, now is when things get goofy. If you have Gmail, go a head and start writing a letter. You will notice that Google has little text adds off to the right margin. You hardly even notice them, however; if you do you might be surprised to see that as you write, the adds change content to mirror what you are saying. Type "fucking" and some clickable text on that subject will show up. Type boat, plane, diesel engine or happy birthday Mom and the clickable adds will keep right with you. Scary? Well yeah. If you know anything about software, make that Hell Yeah! Because even though Google says they don't keep the information on file or share it. They could. Google is now a big and very rich corporation. They trade stock. Just take a minute to and think about some other big outfits who do that. They may have screwed you over; you know sent their tech support where folks don't understand you. They speak English in that they are able to read a script, but they don't understand the nuances that would make them really helpful. They may have screwed you or someone you know by taking his, her or your job and making it vanish. They may have bankrupted the retirement fund of someone you know. (one reason why you might see old guys working as bag boys over at the market) They may have jacked your credit cards up to loan shark rates so you will just keep paying the "vig" for ever and can't touch the principal without re mortgaging your home. Banks mortgage homes as well as issue credit cards. So you see, a big corporation is very apt to do something really harmful just to benefit the bottom line for it's investors. While you can be an investor your self, the corporation is interested in people with great big piles of wealth and those are the people it will serve. Not you, Sue. Oh yeah, it is just business. I'm not trying to start a scare, I'm just saying if I can start with a comment about simple electronic messages and build to a climax where a search engine might have a complete profile of what you write plus copies of what you have written, it will be well to take note, for as a corporation will blindly serve the bottom line a corporate computer will gladly take aim on whomever is chosen and spit a bothersome line of data in the direction desired. Now that would be a serious email indeed. Texino
Texino wrote this right off the top of his head and, other than spell check, did not use sneaky email editing.