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What is the deal?

Alan Hinds U32472 at uicvm.uic.edu
Wed May 25 02:35:10 EST 1994

In article <2rtijq$7bk at agate.berkeley.edu>, lmk2 at garnet.berkeley.edu (Leslie
Kay) says:
>The ad was posted to all newsgroups, or at least to
>a large subset of them.  I always send these things back
>with a note attached, hoping that they have to pay
>per message or length of message.
>Leslie Kay
>lmk2 at garnet.berkeley.edu

Please do not respond to these postings in any way!  This appears
to be a cruel hoax designed to generate just such responses.  The
posters account is rigged to forward *all* email to an innocent
bystander, Marc Andreesen, who is now getting bombarded by your
responses.  Marc is not involved in this hoax.  He is best known
as the chief author of Mosaic, a tool for navigating the World
Wide Web.  There will probably be many repeats of this kind of
mischief.  See newsgroup news.admin.misc for a complete account
of this fiasco.

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