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Quiet these days (fwd)

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> From owner-atlantia-l@netcom.com Mon Dec 18 19:32:17 1995
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> From: Otelio Sye Randall II 6438 <randallt@SKYCELL.COM>
> Subject: Quiet these days
> To: atlantia-l@netcom.com
> Is everyone still out there?
I'm not entirely sure, but I think our mail carrying e-Mule has gone lame.

It's a little discouraging that messages take over 5 days to go from
sender to recipient.

Of course, your message arrived in my mailbox tagged 'Urgent', so you
must've paid for first-class postage. 

Corun's message about Fighting practice posted on Dec 12 (being slated
for merely 'normal' delivery) took an extra day to get here... (6 days???)

I suppose I should be relieved that 'Urgent' means something? :)

Kendrick/Elenore: Is there still nothing that can be done about the 
delay we're seeing when going through Netcom's Listserv?

Or is it not Netcom's fault at all, but that the current unbridled furor
over WebPhone, The Internet Phone and traffic in the alt.binaries.* 
newsgroups (.warez.* and .pictures.* come to mind first) are taking up so 
much bandwidth on the Internet that the unimportant chatter (such as our own)
is being squeezed out?

Then again you know, the U.S. Postal Service is delivering
snail-mail faster than this these days.  I even received a package
on *Sunday* this week.  

(Maybe it's a plot by the USPS to de-rail the whole e-mail thing so as 
to keep their employees busy, happy, and employed.  You know how touchy
they can get about little things like being de-jobbed.)

In (ranting) Service,

Lance W. Day                       | Uryene de Wodeshende
lday@access.digex.net              | In the shadow of Ripon Cathedral
http://www.access.digex.net/~lday  | North Yorkshire, England  b.1363-?