One of my posts regarding dignity of labour was recently in the news. I still stand by that philosophy. Why wouldn’t I? I invented that phrase in a shady bar off the Western Express Highway at Andheri. It was argued upon with management-type thinkers and union leader-type thinkers alike. It was passed and registered.
So, what is you opinion of the work of a spammer? The one who sends spam mails – yes.
Of all possible responses you may have had to the question above, I am willing to bet that you didn’t say “I like it”, or “I respect it”, unless of course you spam for a living.
And if you do spam, let me tell you – I ‘do’ respect the job that you do. Don’t get me wrong – I hate it when I get spam mails – I believe it to be one of the top ten nuisances of the modern world. I use all tools possible to combat spam.
I have come to respect those short (though nasty and useless) emails that you send – and the design around them – to combat spam folder rules. More so, those creative ways of writing via Agra and other related words.
I would imagine it is a very creative job, a demanding one at that – what with anti-virus companies getting into the business of fighting the scum of spam. However, I also imagine that it is a very thankless job. I can imagine you on a train on the way back home. Two people in front of you cursing every spam mail and the person who sent it. I can almost see it – I am in the train as I write this.
I don’t like the result of what you do, but I think it’s really creative. Only, creativity like this creates regressional technology. Can you use your ideas for something that people welcome – rather than abhor and discard?
PS: My first moblog on WordPress. You may now get an idea why I thought of you