The low end of the bell curve

One in 20 of UK internet users say they have lost money through online scams, a poll for service provider AOL finds.

These people are those on the very far left of the bell curve. Here’s an interesting calculation. How many people in the world have access to email? I don’t know, but lets assume about 1B. 1 in twenty of those represents a figure of 20M. If I could get a dollar from each of these people, I would be rich indeed. I could retire to Nigeria…

It’s a bit of a tax on stupidity, and should be encouraged. Question: Is it possible to be stupid and cynical at the same time? Stupid and Bitter – yes. Stupid and cynical? I’m not so sure.