B-Movies and E-Books – Episode 41: A Conversation with Matt Shaw

B-Movies and E-Books – Episode 41: A Conversation with Matt Shaw

Join Brian Alan DeLaney and Craig Wade as they talk with Extreme Horror Author, Matt Shaw. Topics of discussion include his work, the state of independent publishing, horror conventions, current movies, and much more!

Make sure to check out www.MattShawPublications.co.uk and make sure to buy some of his books on Amazon.

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B-Movies and E-Books is a podcast where two lifelong friends discuss and review various movies and books. Listen in and tweet them at @BandEpod to join in the discussion.


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    Sead 4 March, 2016, 07:57

    From wiki:According to the Internet Society and other sources, the term spam is direved from the 1970 Spam sketch of the BBC television comedy series Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The sketch is set in a cafe where nearly every item on the menu includes Spam canned luncheon meat. As the waiter recites the Spam-filled menu, a chorus of Viking patrons drowns out all conversations with a song repeating Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam lovely Spam! wonderful Spam! , hence Spamming the dialogue. The excessive amount of Spam mentioned in the sketch is a reference to the preponderance of imported canned meat products in the United Kingdom, particularly a brand of tinned ham (Spiced ham = SPAM) from the USA, in the years after World War II, as the country struggled to rebuild its agricultural base. Spam captured a large slice of the British market within lower economic classes and became a byword among British children of the 1960s for low-grade fodder due to its commonality, monotonous taste and cheap price — hence the humour of the Python sketch.In the 1980s the term was adopted to describe certain abusive users who frequented BBSs and MUDs, who would repeat Spam a huge number of times to scroll other users’ text off the screen. In early chat rooms services like PeopleLink and the early days of Online America (later known as America Online or AOL), they actually flooded the screen with quotes from the Monty Python Spam sketch. With internet connections over phone lines, typically running at 1200 or even 300 bit/s, it could take an enormous amount of time for a spammy logo, drawn in ASCII art to scroll to completion on a viewer’s terminal. Sending an irritating, large, meaningless block of text in this way was called spamming. This was used as a tactic by insiders of a group that wanted to drive newcomers out of the room so the usual conversation could continue. It was also used to prevent members of rival groups from chatting—for instance, Star Wars fans often invaded Star Trek chat rooms, filling the space with blocks of text until the Star Trek fans left. This act, previously called flooding or trashing, came to be known as spamming. The term was soon applied to a large amount of text broadcast by many users.It later came to be used on Usenet to mean excessive multiple posting—the repeated posting of the same message. The unwanted message would appear in many if not all newsgroups, just as Spam appeared in nearly all the menu items in the Monty Python sketch. The first usage of this sense was by Joel Furr in the aftermath of the ARMM incident of March 31, 1993, in which a piece of experimental software released dozens of recursive messages onto the news.admin.policy newsgroup. This use had also become established—to spam Usenet was flooding newsgroups with junk messages. The word was also attributed to the flood of Make Money Fast messages that clogged many newsgroups during the 1990s. In 1998, the New Oxford Dictionary of English, which had previously only defined spam in relation to the trademarked food product, added a second definition to its entry for spam : Irrelevant or inappropriate messages sent on the Internet to a large number of newsgroups or users.

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