I was in various meetings most of the day, so I wasn’t able to write much. However, a straw in the wind:
Today I got one of those Nigerian scam e-mails. I get several each week, but something struck me about this one: the return address is altas.cz (the Czech Republic, so far as I can tell), and the message is offering me the multi-million dollar bank account of a late Indian engineer and his family working in Nigeria for Royal Dutch Shell.
Let’s review: Czech e-mail, Indian engineer, Dutch oil company, Nigerian bank, American dollars.
Hmmm. Somehow that combination makes the scam more believeable.