Origin of the Term "Spam" to Mean Net Abuse

“I went on a mission of etymological research. In this article you’ll learn how the term, born of canned ham, moved into BBSs and MUDS and then was applied to USENET postings and E-mail. I’ve put in a short history of the earliest big spams, including a special page about the first E-mail spam from 1978. (You’ll be astounded to see which net celebrity defends the spam. But we were all younger then.)” Brad TempletonOrigin of the Term “Spam” to Mean Net AbuseTempletons.com)