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[ih] Free Speech and ARPAnet?

Multiple people have mentioned the DEC one.  That was before my time (I
joined the 'Net in 1983).  So either I was told the story of the DEC salesman or
maybe memory of that event colored what I remember as reaction to a milder



> In article <20150717205923.08F0828E137 at aland.bbn.com> you write:
> >
> >> I don't know of anyone being reprimanded for anything.
> >
> >I do, though I remember because they were rare and proved the point.
> >
> >The two I remember are:
> >
> >* A vendor rep sent a list of products in what we'd now call a spam mailing
> >  in 1984.  Vendor was on the 'net because they sold stuff to ARPANET
> >  users.  Vendor rep got reprimanded.  I wish I remember the name of the
> >  vendor.
> Was that the infamous DEC salesman spam in 1978?
> http://www.templetons.com/brad/spamreact.html
> R's,
> John
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