March 31, 1993: Term “Spam” Coined
1993 – There is a bug in the Automated Retroactive Minimal Moderation (ARMM) program on a Usenet. It ends out sending 200 copies of a message to news.admin.policy. Joel Furr, a user of the newsgroup, says this is “Spam”. Hence, the term “Spam” is coined.
Wikazine – Full show notes of Technology History for March 31
- Construction of Harvard Mark I
- Atari gets a Cease and Desist letter in manufacturing Tetris.
- Microsoft Bob for Windows is released