At 09:53 AM 05/13/2001 +0100, Greg Simmons wrote:
>[An exuberant message touting the "really neat"-ness of
>a service offering free SOAP-based messages to mobile
>phones via a Web interface]
Gad, what a *dreadful* idea.
Interesting that the same message -- with a different subject, but
otherwise identical right down to the line breaks -- also appeared on the
XHTML-L list. Mr. Simmons had been heretofore silent on that mailing list,
Granted, one e-mail message to two separate lists doesn't constitute a
trend, let alone spam. But given the completely uninformative nature of the
message, its chirpy tone, and the fact that the Web site in question
requires you to register (with the small-print notice that registering will
"auto-subscribe you to our New Web Services mailing list, making sure you
receive information on the worlds best SOAP Web Services. This newsletter
is the worlds largest source of Web Services, statistics and Web Service
reviews.") -- well, given all that, I hope XML-L subscribers will give Mr.
Simmons's message the respect it deserves. Namely, zero.
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