spam V

Interesting interview with Bill Gates. He has some ideas about spam, and some of them sound good. Basically, he suggests imposing some kind of cost on the sender of the email. The cost could be monetary or some kind of computation/encryption that has a time cost. It wouldn’t make spam go away, but it would bring it to the levels we have for phone and mail advertising, which are much lower.

It’s nice to have someone like him at least thinking about solutions for this. Maybe something will improve.

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