He shared with me that Hormel, makers of SPAM (the tinned meat product), recently (and graciously) allowed Spamhaus to trademark their name. That’s quite a breakthrough for the spam-fighting non-profit, and certainly a first for Hormel. The company awoke one day and found itself the owner of a household name — for all the wrong reasons.
Richard was a delightful dining companion. He’s colorful, articulate, and very amusing. Even if he weren’t, it would have been exciting enough to meet a representative of the powerful, UK-based spam fighting organization. Historically, Spamhaus has kept quite a low profile.
“That’s about to change,” Richard smiled, enigmatically.
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