A Weblog About Topics and Issues Discussed in the Book Spam Kings by Brian McWilliams

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February 11, 2005

Censoring Spam Kings

The January issue of macCompanion has a detailed review of Spam Kings (PDF here; HTML here).

The reviewer was very generous with praise for the book ("This book is going to become the basis of a movie. I just feel it! Or maybe it will fill a few CSI episodes"), but had one big complaint: "The book could have used some censorship what with all the cussing and swearing used on occasion."

I confess this is the first time anyone has mentioned this matter. I apologize if my efforts to accurately record quotes from spammers and anti-spammers have offended any readers.

Proof that you can't make everybody happy: I've also been getting some flack for putting a hashed version of the word penis (@*#?%) on the book's cover.

Posted by brian at February 11, 2005 4:27 PM


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