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Breaking News – Web Experts Also Good at Math

By Brian | July 25, 2006 | Share on Facebook

InternetWeek has published a State of the Spam article, in which they claim that 80% of all e-mail traffic during the first three months of 2006 was spam.

The article includes this stunning piece of analysis on page 3:

[Michael] Geist, the [Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa], figures that if 80 percent of e-mail is spam, “then four out of five e-mail servers are there to deal with spam, not to deal with legitimate mail.”

Ya know, I think the guy has a point – I mean, four out of five is right around that 80% figure quoted earlier in the article…

Sheesh…

Topics: Tech Talk, The World Wide Weird | 1 Comment »

One Response to “Breaking News – Web Experts Also Good at Math”

  1. Jeff Porten says at August 9th, 2006 at 12:11 pm :
    Shhhh. If this catches on, I’ll be 4/5ths out of work.

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