Spam: The Next Step in Evolution?

Normally, I hate spam.

Daily, I delete spam.

But this week, I must admit that one of the most earnest and ponderous comments I received was, in fact, spam.

Good afternoon, I was scanning something different about this on another blog. Interesting. Your perspective about it is diametrically contradicted from what I read earlier. I am still pondering over the opposite points of view, but I’m leaning to a great extent toward yours. And irrespective, that’s what is so superb about modern-day democracy and the marketplace of ideas online.

Wow. (Wiping away tears.) I’m touched. Really.

And I’m beginning to wonder if spam isn’t evolving, learning, growing. Perhaps it will become a living entity with which we can someday correspond and learn.

I must admit, it has learned how to send much kinder messages than some so-called “human beings.”

And now for something not entirely different…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmz_FD-YxUo

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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