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  • I just sent the following to Netflix [mailto]:

    Subject: Your ad means I will NEVER use your product

      I recently got married; while I personally never owned more than four DVDs in my life and rarely rented movies, my wife grew up in a home where tapes and DVDs lined the walls, and trips to the local movie rental happened every few days.  Since I met her, my lifestyle has changed to be much more like hers.  Suddenly movie rentals are a very common occurrence.  I had been giving some consideration to subscribing to Netflix, but as a result of a website you advertise on, I have decided I will NOT be using Netflix.

      I have been receiving spam for the past four weeks allegedly from a friend of mine; this spam is actually an impersonation sent by a site and claims to provide free movie tickets.  This same email kept coming and coming and coming, even after one claimed to be "the last offer."  It is despicable that these people would inundate me with this uninvited message, and further despicable that they would impersonate a friend of mine to do it!  When I finally visited their site today at to request that I be removed from their mailing list (a request I figure will probably not be honored), I saw YOUR advertisement there.

      Since you sponsor such a despicable business in their practice of harassing me, I have determined that I have NO interest at this time in your service.  I just thought you would like to know.

    J. David Blackstone
    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers