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I'm starting to think we should go back to smoke signals

Wed 2 May 2007, 02:21 PM

by Ben Langhinrichs
E-mail is breaking down fast as a way to communicate, particular when you are likely to be communicating with new people all the time.  People request licenses or send questions, and the messages wind up in their spam filters, even though they obviously want a response.  Then they think we are unresponsive.  I can ask people to whitelist us, and they do, but only after we discover the problem.

Thus my suggestion.  We should go back to smoke signals.  Granted, they would not be more reliable, and they would be a problem at great distances, but at least we could toast marshmallows while we waited (futilely) for an answer.


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What has been said:

586.1. Jack Dausman
(05/02/2007 07:06 PM)

E-Mail is the w-o-r-s-t form of communication, except for every other kind.

Apologies to Sir Winston Churchill

586.2. Richard Schwartz
(05/02/2007 09:19 PM)

Hmmm.... you've put an idea into my head.

Whatcha think?

586.3. Chris Linfoot
(05/03/2007 12:26 PM)

What Jack said.