Email Parcel Post is Good!

Mitch Halmu mitch at
Fri May 25 22:48:11 UTC 2001

On Fri, 25 May 2001, Andrew Brown wrote:

> >> 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.
> my opinion.

How about if it absolutely, positively has to be there within the hour?

The nifty thing about email is that it has cost Fedex and the other
shipping companies an untold amount of business. It has contributed
to the increase in productivity Greenspan likes to mention. Limiting
such service is not a good idea IMHO.


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