You just gotta love a good follow-up to a story that made you feel crummy. Seems the article that Mike Wendland of the Detroit Free Press wrote on Alan Ralsky, the so-called King of Spam, which I commented on here not too long ago has resulted in Alan becoming the victim of Snail Mail SPAM:
West Bloomfield bulk e-mailer Alan Ralsky, who just may be the world’s biggest sender of Internet spam, is getting a taste of his own medicine.
Ever since I wrote a story on him a couple of weeks ago (www.freep.com/money/tech/mwend22_20021122.htm), he says he’s been inundated with ads, catalogs and brochures delivered by the U.S. Postal Service to his brand-new $740,000 home.
It’s all the result of a well-organized campaign by the anti-spam community, and Ralsky doesn’t find it funny.
“They’ve signed me up for every advertising campaign and mailing list there is,” he told me. “These people are out of their minds. They’re harassing me.”
Awwww, poor baby! I feel so BAD for you! No, really, I do! It must be tough getting thousands of unwanted ads and solicitations every day! Still, I don’t know what you’re complaining about. If you don’t want them then just throw them away. Isn’t that the same as what you tell those of us who get your stupid email spam? After the previous two stories I put up today, this one has me absolutely giddy!