First Alan Levine from the Horizon Project Advisory Board (last years) this note:
“3D Mailbox delivers a fantastic, smarter e-mail experience. Immerse yourself in 3-D as you read and write your mail. Relax to the sounds of the ocean, seagulls, and cool tunes. Hang with your mail poolside, or feed your spam to the sharks! Deleting spam is so much fun, you may wish you had more!”
Check out the trailer
I watch the trailer and am simultaneously awed, amused, and disgusted.
The visual message is “Good email” is like the beautiful people on beaches. The kind who don’t get horrified looks from their depilatorists when they ask for Brazilian waxes. And “Spam”, why spam is like big, fat sumo wrestlers. The beautiful email can enjoy the pool while the big fat people (the spam) are fed to the sharks.
I do a little online research (okay i was bored) and turn up this response to the product (there’s bad language in it, my apologies)
July 25 this news story hits the wire encouraging all you trim beach folk to stay away from us big spam people.
I’m not normally a humorless person. I do have a sense of humor about all of this except when I think about it in conjunction with my first adventures in Second Life (http://musematic.net/?p=39) wherein I achieved my perfect body without much effort. In Second Life I am embarassed not to look like how I really look because it feels like lying.
In real life I am embarassed to look like I really look because I am neither trim, nor young. And now, according to new medical reports, I am a proven danger to those of my friends who are trim and young. I am, in fact, Spam.
Just throw me to the sharks, folks. Technology was supposed to make life easier. This is too hard.