Monday, March 04, 2002

Read but Dead IV
This is hilarious. Even though the Industry Standard's been dead and buried since August, AOL's Time division continues to rent its old subscriber mailing list -- and former subscribers continue to receive Standard-related marketing messages via email. The email's are purportedly sent by the now-defunct magazine, although the spam does include a disclaimer that says the Standard is not affiliated with the offer. AOL picked up the subscriber list for $500,000 at a bankruptcy auction last September. The price former readers are now paying? I wonder.

Thanks to Interesting People.

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