With the explosion in spam,

With the explosion in spam, it sure seems like the time is right to provide a spam filter based upon neural net technology. Too bad this version is only for Unix geeks. What’s needed is a version that plugs into Microsoft Outlook and does the work on the client desktop.

Save your spam — you may want it to train your own personal neural net!

I guess the question for a developer is whether spending any energy on this opportunity is worth the effort? In other words, how to make money? Sure seems like it’s a classic situation where whatever you do Microsoft will eventually do something similar or maybe just a little bit better, bundle it in the next version of Office, and wipe out the market.