Rocket Science and Spam

By Marcus Wilson 01/12/2009

Well, congratulations to Rocket Lab with the launch of their Atea-1 rocket. (Watch the movie). Hopefully this will go some small way to convincing the key players in the New Zealand economy that we can and should do more (a lot more) than just agriculture and tourism.

And spamming. What an unfortunate distinction for a country to hold. Spam can, in the extreme, cripple people’s ability to work with email – it’s not just the flood of things that you have to delete everyday, it’s also those vital emails that never make it to you because the spam blocker mistakes them for spam. I am very pleased that Mr Atkinson, who must be one of NZs most unwanted exports,  has a very large fine to pay.