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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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