The Night of Spam

I am surprised by the level of spam that dynamicsubspace.net received last night. I usually get one or two spam messages per week that I have to moderate. It was for this reason a long time ago that I now moderate all messages that appear on my blog.

Last night, I received over 30 non-automatically caught spam messages. Luckily, they were in my moderation queue, so I simply checked a box next to each one and marked them all as spam. However, it is interesting that they all seem to be doing some kind of sales for Lucas’ latest Star Wars DVD release and related Lego sets. Perhaps I have just unwittingly advertised for them, or perhaps not, each post had a suspicious link to who knows what computer horrors.

Instead of trying to censor the Internet for Americans, I think it would be nice if our elected officials spent some time expanding the do-not-call registry to also include email addresses and websites. This would be legislation that I could get behind.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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