|Who likes spam?
||[Jan. 6th, 2007|02:48 pm]
While fighting spam we often ask ourselves why do the spammers keep doing this? If we all hate it ,and won't buy their viagra, why do they keep doing it? Apparently they do it to keep my grandfather happy. On a recent visit to my grandparents house my grandfather comes out of his computer room with a bunch of printouts of his spam. He's showing me different ones and laughing at them and telling me why each one is funny. Apparently he loves getting them and reading them. We've trained him well, he is aware that he shouldn't reply to them or click any links and I guess he thinks reading them for too long or multiple times could be dangerous too, so instead he prints them out immediately and reads them on paper. I should give him credit for just being on line at his age (thank you AOL).
My parents have to go down at least once a month to fix his computer. He once installed more memory with a mallet instead of waiting for my parents though.
My grandmother is online as well. She's a little less savvy than him though. She called to tell us that she couldn't see any mail from the current day, she couldn't read her messages until they were a day old. They just wouldn't show up. Apparently she had accidentally hit the
"-" sign and minimized the "today" pile of mail. We drove to the cape to show her how to use the "+" sign to maximize it. My grandfathers reaction was "Oh, if I'd looked I would have been able to figure that out, I just assumed she royally messed something up and didn't even try to fix it"
ahhh, I love my grandparents....