Email Parcel Post is Good!

Andrew Brown twofsonet at
Fri May 25 19:06:13 UTC 2001

i can think of lots of holes in that argument, but i'm not gonna go

you think i'm wrong and i think you're wrong.  we will have to agree
to disagree.

nanog is not a forum for holy wars.

On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 12:00:22PM -0700, Roeland Meyer wrote:
>> 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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