[techwr-l] ADMIN: Administrivia Reminder

Subject: [techwr-l] ADMIN: Administrivia Reminder
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L, a list for all technical communication issues" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 11:22:00 -0600


Please file this away--any instructions that refer to okstate.edu
within them are no longer valid.

Thanks!
Eric


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