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Resource ID: #15876
Subject: Advertising
Source: Wired
Affiliation: 
Date: Oct-99

Description

Wired reports that "It all started with a hot email pitch for a miraculous product...The message had all the hallmarks of a Net come-on, the text crawling down the screen like a snake....This spam intrigued me, because it concerned a device that will cause a sensation if it ever hits the market. Tracking devices using Global Positioning System satellites have been developed for luxury cars and boats, but no one has produced anything as advanced as what this spam described...For such a gizmo to work, several technological breakthroughs would be required..."

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