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By jank - Last updated: Friday, August 29, 2003 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Ah, thanks to the folks at “Wired”:http://www.wired.com for today’s “Lunchtime Diversion.”:http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,60141,00.html

bq. _Instead of hawking mortgages, penis-enlargement pills or weight-loss products, a (spam) message arrived that seemed straight out of a science-fiction novel._

bq. _The anonymous e-mail offered $5,000 to any vendor capable of promptly delivering a collection of far-fetched gadgets for conducting time travel. Among the mysterious devices sought by the message’s author were an “Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor with built-in temporal displacement” and an “AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module containing the GRC79 induction motor.”_

The rest of the article goes on to describe the sub-culture of time-travel spam. I’m kind of jealous, as I get only the free porn, mortgage, and penis enlargement variety of spam, and time travel seems more interesting than these. NB(In a subnote, one of the side-effects of both the rise of spam and the expansion of the blogosphere has been the death of the rambling e-mail. Now, it’s mind expansion on the pull concept instead of the push.)

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“Inert Ramblings”:http://www.inertramblings.com/archives/000250.html went to the pickup location mentioned in the article. Funny, funny, funny.

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