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26 Feb 2010
online article in BtoB magazine
about Sending e-mail when you don't have an opt-in has caused quite
a stir in the online marketing and anti-spam community, but perhaps not
for the reasons the author hoped.
The article is about a company called Netprospex which sells and trades
contact lists, for the specific purpose of marketing. Other people have
noted that buying a list from them and mailing to it is a quick
route to getting yourself booted off your provider, but I was idly
wondering, since single messages to real people are generally
OK, if their individual contacts were useful.
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16 Feb 2010
Law and policy professor David Post's book
In Search of Jefferson's Moose
looks at the growth of the Internet, using some aspects of the
early history of the American republic as a metaphor.
It received a lot of positive reviews when it came out last year.
I read it, and was surprised to find that the reviews all missed
a critical detail: most of what he says about the Internet
is just plain factually wrong, which discredits all his conclusions.
You can read my full review
here with the dismaying details.
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15 Feb 2010
For the past couple of months, I've been trying
an experiment in which I deposit
"payment checks" from my credit card in my savings account, then
pay off the account when the bill comes so I collect the savings
interest. But not any more.
On Feb 4th, I paid the balance from last time, and on Feb 5th,
Capital One's web site said my balance was zero and I had lots
So on the 8th, the next time I was at the bank, I deposited this
month's payment check.
On the 11th Capital One bounced it. Huh?
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