“Spam-spam-spam-spam. Lovely spam! Wonderful spam! Spam, spa-a-a-a-a-am!”
—Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Ubiquitous spam. It’s become an expected cost of online communication. No, I’m not talking about canned meat but, rather, the unwanted junk email which, thanks to sophisticated spam filtering, we seldom pay attention to nowadays. And, athough the term “spam” wasn’t used to describe junk email until the early 90s, spam has been around since the Internet’s formative years—the first spam email was reportedly sent in 1978!