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Subject:email From:Gwen Gall <ggall -at- CA -dot- ORACLE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 14 Dec 1994 14:06:39 EST
In the discussion on email, I thought I'd borrow "The New Hacker's Dictionary"
from my nearest hacker, and check it out there.
The entry is under "email" (no hyphen) followed by "(also written e-mail")....
In an interesting addendum:
"Oddly enough, the worde emailed is actually listed in the OED; it means
'embossed (with a raised pattern) or arranged in a net work'. A use from 1480
is given. The word is derived from French emmailleure, network."
In the following entry, under "emoticon", there is this warning:
"Note for the newbie: Overuse of the smiley is a mark of loserhood! More than
one per paragraph is a fairly sure sign that you've gone over the line."
Merry xmas, and may your Christmas emails arrive at their intended
destinations in time :-)
Gwen (ggall -at- ca -dot- oracle -dot- com)
P.S. To Eric: There's also an "Eric Conspiracy" definition you should check
out. Mail me privately if you want me to send it to you. A mustache appears to
be derriguer (sp?) to join, tho'. Got one?