Be Careful What You Wish For…

The other day I extolled the gentle virtues of blog spam. In that post, I said that I normally receive about 2 spam messages a day. Today I got 14. I assume the Spam-bots were lured here by my verbatim quoting of other Spam messages. They smelled blood in the digital water, and they swarmed. Or, perhaps they read my post about how nice Spam messages are and decided to make my day. The 14 are all very nice.

My favorite one, that I will not quote here, ironically attempted to latch itself onto “The Kindess of Spam” post. It extolls the merits of my blog and then asks that I link to its link-farm. And then it says something like “but you make a good point,” as if conceding its own Spam-inality.

Which, really, is just another virtue of Spam-bots. They are kind, complimentary, and self-aware.

Of course, self-awareness is the great goal of A.I., so if the Spam-bots have achieved that…

I think Skynet has a new strategy, people. It’s trying to kill us with kindness…


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  1. see, my spam is very very negative. case in point: “What I wouldnt give to have a debate with you about this. You just say so many things that come from nowhere that Im pretty sure Id have a fair shot. Your blog is terrific visually, I mean people wont be bored. But others who can see past the videos and the layout wont be so impressed with your generic understanding of this subject.”

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