Not So Lonely At the Top


Bill Gates gets 4 million spams per day, says owlish yet manic Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In a veiled pitch, Ballmer claims great effectiveness for MS software:

Thanks to technology developed by Microsoft, Ballmer said, only about 10 junk e-mails make it through to his inbox each day. Ballmer, in Singapore for the company's Government Leaders Forum, made the comment in response to an audience question about the possibility of Microsoft collaborating with governments to stop spam.

Today, Gates says spam will be under control within two years.

Last year, Wendy M. Grossman considered various methods for treating the junk email problem.