The Table of Contents and the Highlights PDF of the OECD Information Technology Outlook 2004 is now available. The Highlights document mentions that spam is now estimated to be about 60% of e-mail and the OECD is now coordinating a Task Force on spam (see OECD Work on Spam: Department), they have a “Toolkit” (which you can’t download!) and there are some reports online that nicely summarize things. (See OECD Work on Spam: Publications & Documents: Reports – the Background Paper in particular provides an overview of the growth in spam.) Maybe the OECD will do something about spam. This came to me from a post by Lachance on Humanist.