I’m just back from vacation to Brazil. While there, drug I had several changes of political heart. The first involves spam. I was always soft on spam, finding it a minor annoyance, but basically a problem that could be resolved by the delete key. Well, the delete key is no good when you’re accessing webmail from the edge of the Amazon jungle at narrowband speeds. I received 1800 messages while I was away. Approximately 10 percent were mailing lists, 10 percent messages for me, and the rest was spam. I couldn’t even find my real email. Of course, I’m still against Larry Lessig’s anti spam proposal, mostly because I don’t want to lose my job!