I was contacted yesterday by David Gallagher, a New York Times business editor, about a story he was doing on how a security lapse at the http://www.montypythonsspamalot.com site led to many names, postal addresses, and email addresses of subscribers being exposed online, including his.
He wanted to know, since the email address I'd used was obviously "tagged" (i.e., configured to be recognizable if it ended up being sold to a spammer), if I'd actually received any spam at that address. Funnily enough, the only spam I'd gotten as a result of the security lapse was from a New York Times business editor.
The story ran today here. (Or here, if you're not a registered nytimes.com user.) None of my droll wit was quoted.