Who? Gary Thuerk. Known as the Father of Spam. In 1978, when the Internet was still Arpanet, he sent an email to 400 people, inviting West Coast techies to a demonstration of Digital Equipment Corporation’s new Decsystem-20 computer. In an eSecurityPlanet.com article entitled “Father of Spam Speaks Out on His Legacy,” Gary Thuerk, now in sales at Hewlett-Packard Co., gives the details on the first use of unsolicited email. It’s a fascinating and enlightening interview; a must-read for Internet history buffs.