Inspired by a similar but far less informative writeup that has since been deleted...
In November 2001, anti-spam crusader Neil Schwartzman
received a spammed resume
from Bernard Shifman, seeking employment
as a computer consultant
. As he did with all spam, Schwartzman reported Shifman to his ISP
, noting that he was a spammer and requesting that they take appropriate action. Schwartzman quickly received an enraged and profanity
from Shifman, who threatened to take legal action
against Schwartzman. In the flurry of e-mails which followed, Schwartzman continued to taunt
Shifman, and Shifman continued to insist that he was a consulting big wheel
and that his team of lawyer
s were going to make Schwartzman's life a living hell.
Other people found out about the situation, either by reading the webpage
Schwartzman dedicated to Shifman or by doing web search
es on Shifman after also receiving his spammed resume -- Shifman responded to all complaints with more shrill, desperate threats to sue and more shrill, desperate boasts that he was a Big-Time Consultant
and everyone else was just jealous
From all appearances, Schwartzman and his friends have picked on Shifman quite brutal
ly when they should have just delete
d his foolish
demands as soon as they received them... but without a doubt, Shifman brought way, way too much of this on himself by acting like an ass
./me reckons Shifman should have just enjoyed his internet meme-hood...