Date: Tue, 12 Sep 1995 09:29:37 EDT From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer Subject: Re: Internet Term Stumper (fwd) I can't find a citation for this (I thought it was in "The New Hacker's Dictionary," but all that says is "from the MUD community"), but I think "spam" in its net sense derives from the Monty Python skit about spam, spam, eggs, and spam, probably via science fiction fandom. Vicki Rosenzweig vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY