[plug] [offtopic] Big Brother Bill

David Bastow bastowdl at cs.curtin.edu.au
Thu Oct 8 12:20:01 WST 1998

It would happen wouldn't it:  The first mail I mail on this list, I stuff up...
     sorry  :)

Here's what you were supposed to see last time:

I have been forwarded the following message, I'm inclined to think it all a big joke, I hope that there is know way for Billy-Boy to do what this message says  that he can.  But throughout the 480 line long list of email addresses and forwarding notices there are a number of comments like:

>>>>>              I called Disney my damn self.  It's no lie.  GET IT DONE!!!

The only clue I can see is the `Beta Email Tracking' reference - I would be
interested in you opinions:

>>>>>                 WALT DISNEY JR.
>>>>>                 GREETING
>>>>>                 Hello Disney fans,
>>>>>                  And thank you for signing up for Bill Gates' Beta
>>>>>Email Tracking
>>>>>                 My name is Walt Disney Jr.  Here at Disney we are
>>>>>working with
>>>>>                 Microsoft which has just compiled an e-mail tracing
>>>>>            that tracks everyone  to whom this message is forwarded to.
>>>>>does this
>>>>>                 through an unique IP (Internet Protocol) address log
>>>>>book database.
>>>>>                 We are experimenting with this  and need your
>>>>>help.Forward this to
>>>>>                 everyone you know and if it reaches 13,000
>>>>>people,1,300 of the people
>>>>>                 = on  the list will receive $5,000, and the rest will
>>>>>receive a free trip
>>>>>                 for two to Disney World for one week during the summer
>>>>>of 1999 at our                             expense.
>>>>>                 Enjoy.
>>>>>                  Note: Duplicate entries will not be counted. You will
>>>>>be notified by
>>>>>                     email with further instructions once this email has
>>>>>reached 13,000 people.
>>>>>                 Your friends,
>>>>>                 Walt Disney Jr., Disney, Bill Gates, & The Microsoft
>>>>>Development Team.

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