Every now and then, the path towards a problem’s solution (or at least away from a time waster) becomes startlingly clear. The government’s effort to deal with spam is a good example.
The FTC has made it clear in no uncertain terms that spam is a software problem, not a legislative one.
After months of developing a plan for a Do Not Spam list, the FTC concluded that the effort “would fail to reduce the burden of spam and may even increase the amount of spam received by consumers.”
That doesn’t sound like a great plan, huh?
Now if we would only realize that we need to replace the rest of our government institutions with software, we’d be getting somewhere.