One of the things I do here at work is write a bi-weekly (ahem) newsletter summarizing what is going on in the world of spam. For some reason, I have decided to name the spam world Spamatopia. It is populated with a lot of undesirable types, most of whom will resort to dubious measures in order to make a few dollars.
Within Spamatopia there are a number sub-domains (pun-intended), that is, different provinces where birds of a feather flock togther. There’s Virus Valley, Malwaremar, Phinland (inhabited by phishers) and Spamzakhstan. Even Spamzakhstan has different regions where different spammers reside: my sources tell me there is a flourishing community around Pumpenstock, and they regularly compete with the folks in Fauxpharm. Soft El Reducio is also well-known in the land but it is unknown how well they actually do in real life. And of course, there are the snobbish intellectual elites in Diploma Central; those guys are not a very large region, they are more like a city-state.
I might take a visit there this weekend, I’ll see if I can find a map.
One more thing, I think I’ve played too many Super Mario racing games…