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Re: BANT: email
>Date: Fri, 21 Jun 1996 11:25:46 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Karen Elisa Green <email@example.com>
>Actually, as you *all* know, mailmen in the Middle Ages (that would be
>MPS, the Medieval Postal Service) were all called "Emil." So, it was
>quite common to send large documents as well as correspondence by
>"Emil," you see?
In the _Jargon Dictionary_ for hackers, the entry for 'email' points out that
the term is actually a period term. A citation from a 1480 French text uses
the term in reference to embossed net-like designs, and the OED entry for the
term even uses the term 'network', as in a net-like design (not unlike the
netting people put on their arms to indicate they read the Rialto).
Several places in the Hackers Jargon File mentions that a significant number
of hackers are members of the SCA also!
Brett W. McCoy "Unix was never designed to keep
Istvan Dragosani people from doing stupid things,
firstname.lastname@example.org because that policy would also keep
Disciple of the Eastern Mysteries them from doing clever things."
of both Love and War -- Doug Gwyn
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