Could the genius who devised the "forward" button have possibly fathomed the
volume of e-mail that would result? Jokes, urban legends, recipes, petitions,
conspiracy theories, unintentionally funny things allegedly written by
schoolchildren -- they ricochet around the Net, and our lives are all
Or are they?
We invite readers to spoof this cybercultural phenomenon. With a subject line
(up to seven words) and a message (up to 50 words), create the beginnings of an
Ultimate E-mail Forward. Feel free to combine elements of traditional forwards
(e.g.: inspirational human story plus virus warning), or to cook up something
R U L E S
Send your submissions via e-mail only to email@example.com. Please include your full name and an accurate e-mail address so we can contact you if you're a winner. By submitting your entry you give Salon Technology permission to publish it. Deadline for entries is Nov. 15, 1999.
P R I Z E S
The winning response will receive a copy of Salon Technology senior correspondent Andrew Leonard's book, "Bots: The Origin of New Species."
In two weeks we'll publish a winner and some selected entries -- then start over a couple weeks after that with a whole new challenge.