If you haven't noticed, there's currently a spate of spam or PC intrusion attempts using emails disguised as ecard notifications. You know, the ones that say "you have received an ecard" with a link to click on. Which presumably then causes trojan horses and all sorts of other nasties to be installed on your PC.

This is so sad. Ecards were a great way to keep in touch with people. They were painless, easy to use, costs nothing (both monetarily and environmentally), and could say so much.

Now I, like many others around the world, are simply deleting all ecard emails without look at them. Once again, thanks to a few unscrupulous, greedy and defective individuals, we have lost a small but good thing.

Yes, a few bastards can change the world. On a positive note, however, I reckon it won't be long before someone comes up with the next good thing despite the bastards.