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[Freedom Lawyers of America] Gates plans end to spam by 2006

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  • sheldon waxman
    I m back. ----- Original Message ----- From: R. J. Tavel, J.D. To: Learning Electronically About Freedom mailing service Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 4, 2004
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      I'm back.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "R. J. Tavel, J.D."
      To: "Learning Electronically About Freedom mailing service"

      Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 6:44 AM
      Subject: Gates plans end to spam by 2006


      > GET ALL THE BREAKING LEGAL NEWS ALL THE TIME at
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      > updated every 15 minutes on the coffee table at Freedomlaw.com
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      > ______________________________________________________
      > Microsoft seeking 'magic solution' based on concept of identifying sender
      > of e-mail
      > http://news.independent.co.uk/digital/news/story.jsp?story=484520
      >
      > A spam-free world by 2006? That's what Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is
      > promising.
      >
      > "Two years from now, spam will be solved," he told a select group of World
      > Economic Forum participants in Davis, Switzerland. Gates said his company
      > is working on a "magic solution" based on the concept of "proof" -
      > identifying the sender of the e-mail.
      >
      > One method involves requiring the sender to solve a puzzle that only a
      > flesh-and-blood person can handle. Another is a "computational puzzle"
      that
      > a computer sending only a few messages could easily handle, but that would
      > be prohibitively expensive for a mass-mailer.
      >
      > But the most promising, Gates said, was a method that would hit the sender
      > of an e-mail in the pocket. People would set a level of monetary risk -
      low
      > or high, depending on their own choice - for receiving e-mail from
      strangers.
      >
      > If the e-mail turned out to be from a long-lost relative, for example, the
      > recipient would charge nothing. But if it is unwanted spam, the sender
      > would have to fork out the cash. "In the long run, the monetary [method]
      > will be dominant," Gates predicted.
      >
      > He conceded, however, that his prognostications have not always been on
      the
      > mark. He misjudged the rising popularity of open-source software,
      > epitomised by Linux, and the success of the Google search engine.
      >



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      Posted by sheldon waxman to Freedom Lawyers of America at 2/4/2004 05:35:42 PM
    • sheldon waxman
      I m back. ----- Original Message ----- From: R. J. Tavel, J.D. To: Learning Electronically About Freedom mailing service Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 4, 2004
      • 0 Attachment
        I'm back.

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "R. J. Tavel, J.D."
        To: "Learning Electronically About Freedom mailing service"

        Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 6:44 AM
        Subject: Gates plans end to spam by 2006


        > GET ALL THE BREAKING LEGAL NEWS ALL THE TIME at
        > http://freedomlaw.com/LNEWSUPD.html
        > updated every 15 minutes on the coffee table at Freedomlaw.com
        > http://freedomlaw.com/coffee.html
        > ______________________________________________________
        > Microsoft seeking 'magic solution' based on concept of identifying sender
        > of e-mail
        > http://news.independent.co.uk/digital/news/story.jsp?story=484520
        >
        > A spam-free world by 2006? That's what Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is
        > promising.
        >
        > "Two years from now, spam will be solved," he told a select group of World
        > Economic Forum participants in Davis, Switzerland. Gates said his company
        > is working on a "magic solution" based on the concept of "proof" -
        > identifying the sender of the e-mail.
        >
        > One method involves requiring the sender to solve a puzzle that only a
        > flesh-and-blood person can handle. Another is a "computational puzzle"
        that
        > a computer sending only a few messages could easily handle, but that would
        > be prohibitively expensive for a mass-mailer.
        >
        > But the most promising, Gates said, was a method that would hit the sender
        > of an e-mail in the pocket. People would set a level of monetary risk -
        low
        > or high, depending on their own choice - for receiving e-mail from
        strangers.
        >
        > If the e-mail turned out to be from a long-lost relative, for example, the
        > recipient would charge nothing. But if it is unwanted spam, the sender
        > would have to fork out the cash. "In the long run, the monetary [method]
        > will be dominant," Gates predicted.
        >
        > He conceded, however, that his prognostications have not always been on
        the
        > mark. He misjudged the rising popularity of open-source software,
        > epitomised by Linux, and the success of the Google search engine.
        >



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        Posted by sheldon waxman to Freedom Lawyers of America at 2/4/2004 05:35:42 PM
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