Origins of Spam

By Deane Barker on July 4, 2003

Spam (Monty Python) – Wikipedia: You ever wonder how the term “spam” came about? Well, apparently there was a Monty Python sketch that ended with a bunch of people yelling the word “Spam” so you couldn’t hear someone else talking, and…

“The phenomenon, some years later, of marketers drowning out discourse by flooding Usenet newsgroups and individual’s email addresses with junk advertising messages was named spamming in honour of this sketch.”

Now you know.

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