Date: Mon, 11 Sep 1995 21:45:58 -0700
From: Sylvia Swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VIOLET.BERKELEY.EDU
Subject: Re: Internet Term Stumper (fwd)
On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Daniel S Goodman forwarded:
I hope I don't get spammed for this, but does anyone know how the
term 'spamming' got coined for mass e-mailing?
i read that it's from the metaphor of spam (yes, the trademarked pork
product) hitting a fan, and the resulting havoc. i don't have a copy at
home, but i think it's mentioned in _internet for dummies_.
madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]violet.berkeley.edu