Monday, July 07, 2003

Don't slam on Spam

From the Guardian Unlimited of Great Britain: Can it, Spam firm tells American software makers

Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam luncheon meat, are challenging a technology company in Seattle which wants to trademark SpamArrest, the name of its software for email users.

Brian Cartmell, SpamArrest's chairman and chief executive, said: "Spam is a common term describing unsolicited commercial email.

If Hormel did not want unsolicited email associated with its product, this effort is too late to have any effect. Everyone knows the annoyance of spam, and everyone knows the blandness of Spam.


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