Email Parcel Post is Good!

Roeland Meyer rmeyer at
Fri May 25 19:00:22 UTC 2001

> From: Andrew Brown [mailto:twofsonet at]
> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 10:59 AM
> >> that and a small perl script are how i get all the 
> internet drafts and
> >> rfcs as they are published.
> >
> >Do you seriously expect a marketing VP to write perl?
> no.  i expect someone to tell the marketing vp that emailing large
> documents is "wrong" and that someone will fedex them some floppies.
> or a zip disk.  or a jaz disk.  or a dlt tape containing a bzip2'ed
> copy of a hpodc cpio archive.  in halfword swapped format.  :)
> but not email.

... and you expect to get this disk from Livermore to Chicago, in 5 minutes,
... how?

Business moves at Internet speeds these days, in case you hadn't noticed.

To put it in a way even understandable to techies;

Collaborrative document, updated and swapped between 4 authors,  and
reviewed by two others, widely separated geo-physically. Revised and
rewritten 5 times per day, for a week (Not counting NetMeetings). Trust me,
management does work this way.

Process run-time, with email = 1 week; with FedEx = 1 month.

Process cost (transit only), with email <= $20, with FedEx = $4500 (FedEx =
very happy)

Real cost; Deal is blown out because deliverable is three weeks late.
Instant lost revenue.

> my opinion.

opinion: invalid.

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