Re: e-mail/email/mail--an alternative

Subject: Re: e-mail/email/mail--an alternative
From: "Parks, Beverly" <ParksB -at- EMH1 -dot- HQISEC -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 07:51:29 -0700

>Thom Remington[SMTP:remingtf -at- ENGG-MAIL -dot- LVS -dot- DUPONT -dot- COM] wrote:
>Let the context - the address - determine what the mail is. If I ask you to
>send me something and I provide a street address, that means I want paper
>mail; if I provide a funky string with "@" in the middle, that means I want
>electronic mail; if I provide both, I want you to do whatever you want.

Hey, Thom, what's your address? I'd like to mail you a copy of that
document we discussed.

Context doesn't always work. The above two lines seem pretty straight
forward, but "address", "mail", and "copy" are all ambiguous.

>Bev Parks
>parksb -at- emh1 -dot- hqisec -dot- army -dot- mil

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