A group of around 200 people, mostly Americans who are responsible for a nuisance that costs businesses vast sums of money - according to the Washington Post last year (2004) it costs large US companies almost $2000 per employee per year. If that much money was invseted in hospitals or the third world instead of being spent searching for the few wanted e-mails amongst the junk it could save millions of lives.
Okay, heres some figures:
Using last years figures, each day, in the UK spam costs at least 16.5 million pounds. That means that the cost of spam in in less than a week exceeds the ammount pledged by the UK government to provide aid to the tsunami disaster victims.
If there was no spam think how many lives could be saved.
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