From: XXX XXX <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: We want to buy links from your http://boston.conman.org/ website
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 15:50:31 +0200
My name is XXX XXX, I am the Business Development Manager for XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX is currently offering several business opportunities for your website. We will pay you $5–$25 per month to place one or more links on various pages of your website to our clients' sites.
I would like the link placed at the bottom of the page. But, if you are unable to place the link at this exact location, I am certainly willing to find other areas that are acceptable for you.
If you are interested in becoming a partner with us, I will send you a detailed list of the available link advertisements, along with a breakdown of the different amounts we will pay for the links.
Please feel free to contact me with any other questions or comments at my email address.
Business Development Manager
The last time I received a solicitation, I only made $3.03 a year, but this one is willing to pay $5 per month (yeah, I really expect to get the full $25). Hmmm … bottom of the page, eh? I doubt anyone really reads that far down and the likelyhood of anyone seeing those ads are pretty slim so I'm guessing they're using me only for my PageRank™.
But I think I'll play along, and see just how far they're willing to go for a little PageRank™ juice. Who knows? I may even make enough to get two cups of coffee.
This unexpected connection [that quantum physics and prime numbers are inextricably linked] has given us a glimpse of the mathematics that might, ultimately, reveal the secret of these enigmatic numbers. At first the link seemed rather tenuous. But the important role played by the number 42 has recently persuaded even the deepest skeptics that the subatomic world might hold the key to one of the greatest unsolved problems in mathematics.