Nonsense — Information Week is running a story on how micropayments will stop spam. The idea, tipped by Marshall van Alstyne, is to make the sender pay if the message annoys the reader. It goes: A spammer sends you trash and wastes your time, he pays to compensate your time.
Sounds right? Think again! When was the last time you received a spam whose ‘from’ field was that of the real sender?