When people respond “to all” to an e-mail message that really doesn’t require responding to all, I want to respond to all saying “don’t respond to all.” This, in turn, will spur responses to all from others, who, meanwhile, inadvertently expand the network to new people, who chime in with indignant messages to all, such as “Please take me off this e-mail list!” Others will respond to that by saying, “Stop responding to all!”
I expect my response to all will quickly generate a global craze; soon thereafter, the craze will morph into a cyber-nightmare, as waves of resulting email traffic ties up the internet for weeks; eventually, future generations will come to see that the experience just happened to be the most magnificent and oversized work of art in the history of the planet. Art-scientists will inspect 50-year old “satellite dumps” of the digital traffic from 2013 and convert the information into shapes and patterns (or something) so that the piece can be understood by people from nearly every walk of life as “cyber art” and not mere “cyber craft”.
Volunteers will lobby to have the piece inducted into the “Art Hall of Fame” (at Turning Stone Casino?) by sending an e-mail to everyone on earth promoting the idea, and asking each recipient to provide "the favor of a response" indicating they actually understand the art. Included in the body of the email will be text that reads “please don’t reply ‘to all.’” And of course, millions of numbskulls will reply to all anyway, and then others will remind everyone not to reply to all, and so forth.
Setting up a 501(c)(3) next week to get this thing underway.