Spectra Spam

As if it’s not bad enough that Charlottetown is clinging to the sinking Spectra raft, this situation is now inspiring Spectra spam. I received this unsolicited commercial email this morning. Wasn’t even addressed to me personally, and the “To:” address was of the person who sent it — classic “send to lots of people with bcc:” signs.

We are a graphic design/web page development firm in Charlottetown currently seeking individuals who possess development skills in the ColdFusion/Spectra environment.
We are not sure if you are aware of the ‘Request for Qualifications’ that the City of Charlottetown has issued regarding the design and development of a ‘Public Web Interface to Historical Property Information.’ Perhaps your company is already preparing to submit an RFQ independently.
[Firm name removed] has a successful track record with the City in development of their interactive, touch screen kiosk last year as well as the design of all the templates for the TownSquare initiative.
We are therefore interested in submitting a proposal in conjunction with a company who has the one element our company lacks; a background in ColdFusion, in particular, familiarity with the TownSquare Spectra environment.

Spam is spam, and it’s as distasteful when it’s seeking Spectra life rafts as when it’s hawking cheap Viagra.

The irony in all of this is that I’m on record as saying “I would sooner cut off my nose than have anything to do with this RFQ.”

Will this ever end?


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Alan on July 22, 2003 - 15:56 Permalink

From a technical standards point of view, is this the equivalent of a automobile repair firm searching for someone accustomed to the repair of 1974 Pintos or Vegas because a dominant purchaser in the market has decided it needs a fleet of them?