Granted, litigation is a bit extreme, but the article makes some valid points. [Note: there's a law against littering -with a $100 fine- on most highways...and you *still* see litter along the road...so litigation alone is no solution.]
"Technological solutions have been suggested and tried, but no end-user technological solutions can work if the end users who are making problems for us fail to download/run/activate those solutions."
Windows Update is FREE. Many spyware removal (and prevention) tools - such as SpyBot S&D - are FREE. Norton Antivirus 2004 is only $50 per YEAR and can automatically update your computer virus definitions. [And if you can't afford $50/year, you can't afford your Internet connection fees...which are *much* higher...]
Would you leave your keys in your car so that anyone who cares to can use your car to go rob a bank? Of course not. Then why would you leave your computer unprotected so that anyone who cares to can use your computer to spam everyone?
Posted by BlueWolf on May 2, 2004 02:24 PM