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Re: BANT: email

>Date:	Fri, 21 Jun 1996 11:25:46 -0400 (EDT)
>From:	Karen Elisa Green <kgreen2@osf1.gmu.edu>

>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,
          istvan@gnn.com                 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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