[SpamCop-List] Re: So how does it work?
eddie at eddie.web
Fri Jul 23 17:44:31 EDT 2004
On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 13:02:04 -0700, Perky Not scratched out the following:
> The bottom line is that some people will respond to anything received in
> email. It came from the internet therefore it must be true. ISPs do have
> some responsibility but they cannot babysit the masses. Maybe they should
> require a certification test prior to giving out accounts ;-)
I take the attitude that if it's on or over the internet it's probably
wrong, with a few exceptions such as dictionaries, hard-science sites and
other reference sites that I have learned to trust. All else falls into
the a category that requires extra checking. Urban legends are a big thing
on the net, and then there's a lot of Art Bell-related hokum out there
which a lot of people believe. And I won't even touch politics.
The rule is "trust no one and nothing on the net - and definitely verify
People want to believe everything, and that's the problem. It's a genetic
defect many have.
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