Thursday, June 20, 2002

Bad stats for this week: An article on a new attempt to fight spam ( has the scary statement that "Internet researcher Jupiter estimates that consumers will receive 206 billion junk e-mailings in 2006--an average of 1,400 per person, compared with about 700 per person this year." Maybe I shouldn't even call this bad stats because it's not a statistic at all but simply an estimate that can't be confirmed for another four and a half years (ie, it can't be done before the end of 2006). But then, oh blah blah blah, think it out for yourself.