some of you may have followed my ongoing fight to stop the worst scorge of spammers, the guys who syphen our cards from every conference we attend and then sell us into email slavery. i want you all to meet michael luckman who says i gave him my card at a networking event and he figured i’d like to start receiving his emails on ‘great sales tips’ every day until i opted out. now i’m sure michael is no worse than the rest of these guys but i believe we all have to work together to stop them in their tracks. we need to tell the luckmans of the world that it’s not ok to market their businesses this way. we need to tell the conferences we attend that it’s not ok to let the luckmans attend if they violate the spirit and open access intended by these events. now i got into an ugly flame war with this guy after he failed to honor my first requests to take me off his list. so i wont reprint it hear. i did call him a dickhead and he seemed to think that was conduct unbecoming a ‘ceo of a progressive san francisco company’. i will say that i find it a bit ironic that he is asking me to extend to him higher civil respect than he has shown the hundreds of poor, unsuspecting people who have unknowlingly given him their cards.
i am including michael’s email address for anyone who would like to inquire about his spam procedures who would like to add his name to any lists they think he might like to receive as well firstname.lastname@example.org.