Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Spamtrap: Shreds Spam Into a Fine Pulp

 |  |  |  |  |  May 14, 2007


I don’t know what it is that fascinates me so much about shredding devices lately; maybe it’s just my latent destructive tendencies. That said, this art installation by artist Bill Shackelford just seemed too good to not mention.

Bill Shackelford’s Spamtrap Installation

Shackelford’s Spamtrap is a computer-driven sculpture that receives spam e-mails, prints them out, then immediately shreds and discards them.

The sculpture isn’t only generating a mountain of paper. It’s actually helping to build better anti-spam blacklists by submitting all messages it shreds to SpamCop. For those concerned about the (lack of) environmental correctness of the whole concept – not to worry – all of the paper Spamtrap shreds is being recycled after the fact.



Baymax! (Trailer)

Baymax! (Trailer)

The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card

The Pocket Scientist Wallet Card

128-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Kit

128-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Kit

Custom 7-Eleven Mustang Has a Slurpee Shift Knob

Custom 7-Eleven Mustang Has a Slurpee Shift Knob

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Gets New SX and Chrome Packages

2023 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Gets New SX and Chrome Packages

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

Advertisement