Won An “Award” November 19th, 2010
Patrick Stein

Early this year, I wrote a small start of a game for a 7-Day Lisp Programming Contest. I just got some hilarious please, give us information about you we can sell to third parties spam saying that my product has been granted the Famous Software Award.

There is an (apparently apocryphal) story that the World Series of Baseball was not meant to imply something global, but rather was to reflect that it was sponsored by the newspaper The New York World. In the present case, however, there is no implication that my software is famous. The company sponsoring the award has the word famous in its name.

Anyhow, I found it quite amusing that my half-a-game experiment with a one-button interface was being recognized for:

The Famous Software Award has been initiated by [Spammer’s URL Here] to recognize Famous Software, which come up with innovative and efficient ways to reflect the best relationship with users assuring their satisfacation.

The broken English there makes it tough to discern if they’re claiming that my famous software assures user satisfaction or if the Spammer company does. Either way, Go, me! :)

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