The subject line is unfortunately untrue, because I would have had a serious talk with a spammer before allowing him to publish a document as disjointed as the following:
Subject: Andy Oram has made great efforts at transforming my early ramblings into something actually worth printing.
This is not to say that I’ve never received a manuscript in as sorry a state as that excerpt, but I put it through several filters before releasing it. I certainly counsel my authors to indicate much earlier the point of their submission, which in the case of this email is a recommended stock pick.
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So who, among the general public, would associate me so automatically with something worth reading that spammers should thus take my name in vain? I wonder whether someone has done traffic analysis and determined whom I have corresponded with. Or is this subject line just going out to millions of people from Romania to Peru?
In any case, while I readily accept that the body of the message is computer-generated, the subject line rises above it to a semblance of coherence that I believe is beyond the artificial intelligence of our time. If it ain’t real praise, it at least attempts to approach reality within acceptable margins of error.