Larry Canter

Larry Canter
Usenet advertising
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Laurence Canter, the "father of spam on the Internet." Canter was responsible for the original "Green Card Lawyers" spam on Usenet , the first widespread commercial spam campaign and the one that gave rise to the term "spam" to describe carpet-bombing the net with advertising. Jason persuaded Larry to come join the Usenet panel as a figure of historical interest.