June 30, 2006

Questia spam!

I just received an e-mail offer that's clearly spam:

After reading your blog, it is clear that education is an issue you care about. As your commentary becomes a part of history, you are well aware that it is intrinsic to stay informed and up to date.

This is where we come in. Questia provides an online library service with full-text access to over 30 million pages of academic books and articles.
We're reaching out to a select number of bloggers like you who write on topics within our library by offering a complimentary 3-month subscription to Questia.

Our site is set up so that you can create a direct link into the full text of any page from any one of our 66,000 books and 1.4 million articles.
Below you will find a few materials that might interest you: [the rest cut—SJD]

My response:
It's interesting to receive spam based on my blogging. You may note that I teach at a university, which provides me plenty of resources, and I'm unlikely to want to pay for more.

Look, folks—in case you haven't noted, bloggers can ridicule you when you do something foolish! Update: My university carries Questia. You think someone might put in a routine for spam generation at least to check for that? Hmm...

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