Saturday, March 12, 2005

Spam art

<a href="http://secureme.blogspot.com/2005/03/interesting-spam-old-
school-ascii-art.html">higB talks about a new twist to spam: the
addition of ASCII art as yet another mututation to try to slip past
scanners. I find it interesting as I was first exposed ASCII art in
college.

Actually, it was ASCII porn and it was before personal
computers had graphics displays (yeah, I'm old enough to have learned
assembly on a cutting-edge 8080A). The running joke was that if you
left your terminal open, someone would cause a set of jobs dump to the
line printer and get charged to your account. Needless to say, the
computing center went through a minor fortune in tractor paper.