Monday, May 15, 2006

Technophobe v. spammer

I just discovered some spam from yesterday that was rather cunningly done via Blogger. But can anyone tell me how they got past the word verification thingy? Or are there now teams of slaves, akin to the armies of call-centre staff, who actually sit there manually spamming blog by blog?

What is it with the capitalist mind?


Mikhela said...

On illuminating the capitalist mind - I've just this minute finished 'the Undercover Economist' by Tim Harford which was enlightening - a very simple to read (probably too simple for you, brainy Cat) elucidation of economic theory, leading inexorably to the conclusion that the free market solves all ills. Astonishing. It's like reading one of those logic puzzles where the logic makes sense all the way through and then you find you've come to a completely absurd solution.

Pavlov's Cat said...

When it comes to economics, I need books full of monosyllables and illustrative examples about Dick and Jane. Thanks v much for the recommendation.