Spam is turning thirty. Older than me.

Peter G. Neumann at the RISKS Forum notes that Last Friday was the anniversary of the sending of the first e-mail spam:

Thanks to Mike Hogsett for noting this event, and Brad Templeton for recording it.

What is allegedly the very first spam message was sent roughly 30 years over the ARPANET.

Happy Birthday, Spam! Sorry I cannot wish you many happy returns.