Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Signs of the Times

My current PDA is a Treo 300, a fancy Palm-OS cellphone. Generally it's not a half-bad toy -- I have my complaints, but I don't regret buying it.

However, it's the first time I've had a device capable of receiving text messages. That's neat in principle, although not very useful in practice: I've never actually received such a message for real, since my social group mostly uses other mechanisms to communicate. I've never given given out my texting address; indeed, I'm not even sure offhand what it is.

And I'm getting spam on it anyway. Only about once a week currently, but I'm noticing an upward trend.

Grr. I may wind up simply shutting off the text service (assuming I can), since I'm *only* getting spam through it, and don't anticipate using it for anything real in the near future. But it still feels rather like letting the bad guys win...

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