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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