The research team where I work published something pretty neat on our blog today: an illustrated-and-infographic-laden history of spam! Check it out.
I work at Cloudmark, an antispam company that works with everyone from ISPs (Comcast, AT&T, Earthlink, Cox Cablevision, etc) all the way down to individual users. It’s not every job where you can come home and say ‘I spent the day fighting the Russian Mafia’ (a prolific source of spam). And even fewer where you can say that repeatedly and still have a pretty good chance of being alive.