There was always the need

Even if Londoners of the Thirties didn’t know @jack:

I wonder how, or if, they checked it for spam.


  1. fillyjonk »

    1 September 2014 · 8:12 pm

    That’s kind of like the “message boards” they used to set up eons ago (well, 1997 or thereabouts) at ESA and other meetings. The idea being you could post notes to former labmates who might be there, or put up job listings, or just, I guess, invite people for drinks or something.

    I’m antisocial so except for once or twice posting that I was hoping a particular person I knew was there (he was not, or was but wasn’t interested in seeing me), I never used ’em.

    The bulletin boards were policed but I can’t quite imagine my cohort thinking to spam them.

    I suppose now it’s all gone online.

  2. McGehee »

    1 September 2014 · 9:40 pm

    Had Hormel invented Spam® by 1935? If so, I’m sure they checked for it by sniffing.

  3. CGHill »

    1 September 2014 · 10:05 pm

    Apparently Spam had its 75th Anniversary in 2012, so we may assume it first appeared in 1937.

    And there’s always “Weird Al” to explain things.

  4. McGehee »

    2 September 2014 · 6:44 am

    So first there was a need, and two years later Hormel created the supply.

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