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His plan calls for new phones and e-mail software that would require fees to accept incoming messages. The fee would be waived for welcome e-mail and calls, but collected for unsolicited spam and intrusive telemarketing calls.
"This payment compensates me for suffering an unwanted interruption and - more importantly - it has cost you something to bother me," wrote Fahlman.
Friends, family and frequent known callers could be given "interrupt tokens" that would allow them to bypass the system.
Maybe a better solution would be to educate those who open and subscribe to the offending UCE/SPAM in the first place. Were it not for them, UCE/SPAM would be virtually non-existant today.
Just my opinion, mind you.