CNN is running a story about the first documented case of "Spam Rage", in which a spammee, fed up with the crap in his inbox, started making threats at the company he thought was responsible for them. If I was on the jury, I'd probably vote "not guilty" in this case, and I think a reasonably competent lawyer can make a strong case that he was being harassed. In any case, what I really want to know, is how a reporter chose this quote with a straight face, the emphasis is mine:
The object of the Californian's anger was Douglas Mackay, president of DM Contact Management, which works for Albion Medical, a firm advertising the "Only Reliable, Medically Approved Penis Enhancement."
"This went for a long, long time. He seemed really dedicated to this," Mackay said from Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. "He seemed like a guy just crazy enough with nothing to lose that might actually do something."
He said his firm does not send spam but blamed a rival firm which he said routes much of their unsolicited bulk e-mail through Russia and eastern Europe. Mackay said such firms gave a bad name to the penis enhancement business.
Because the rest of them are fine, upstanding members of their local Better Business Bureaus, I'm sure...