silly mailing lists

I really wonder what list I’ve ended up on. I’ve been getting ‘business subscription’ offers for the Wall Street Journal in the mail. And for Men’s Health. Yes, I believe it was a business subscription offer to Men’s Health.
But the weirdest one came today, via e-mail. The subject of the message was

Early Bird Discount Finishes on Friday

So, a conference registration offer. For which conference? The Bird Flu Summit. No kidding.

I really wonder what these people are thinking. Making cheesy puns about their conference doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence. But sending me an invitation seems, well, rather stupid. I would be about as useful at such a conference as a bicycle would be to a fish. Come on, I’m a computer guy, not a biologist!

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