Kickended by Silvio Lorusso is online database artwork archiving the Kickstarted campaigns that got not even a single penny. This competitive aesthetics of failure has been able to attract the attention of major national newspapers (from the British “The Guardian” to the Italian “Corriere della Sera”).
01/13/03 Spam of 1978. There was also Stallman.
Perhaps the story of the first spam was sent l1 May 1978 and was the work of the marketing department DEC's famous company of computer science, to invite users to the presentation of new models of DECsystem-20, in Los Angeles and San Mateo. The message was sent to all users of the then Arpanet of the west coast of the United States, despite the software used (SNDMSG) had limited space for the 'To:' and 'Cc:', so all the addresses were been beaten hand. The unpreparedness of the operator led him to write in the camps in the subject and body of the message, thereby alienating the opportunity to reach all recipients that it had set itself. The reactions of the time, that could have been written in the same way today, apart from Richard Stallman, among those who had not received the message, which intervened in the discussion before to defend the principles of freedom of opinion and then, after better analyzed the incident, for bacchettare definitely sending due to an excessively long header regardless of the content.