'This place is 16,500 square feet of pure pork fun,' said Shawn Radford, manager of the Spam Museum and archives.
"This place is 16,500 square feet of pure pork fun," said Shawn Radford
, Spam Museum
and archives manager.
"Spam was 52 years old when the web went live in 1989," said Radford
."And, yes, of course the company was a bit taken aback when people began calling unwanted commercial e-mail 'spam.'" Radford
said that there were many discussions within Hormel
a few years back about how the pesky Spam/spam issue should be handled.
"We have a product we really believe in, a product with a long and interesting history, and that product's name was co-opted for something that a lot of people really hate -- spam e-mails.So, sure, there was a lot of debate about how the whole situation should be handled," said Radford
decided pretty quickly that it was best to be dignified and gracious about the entire issue," he