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Re: Email Parcel Post is Good!
i can think of lots of holes in that argument, but i'm not gonna go there. you think i'm wrong and i think you're wrong. we will have to agree to disagree. nanog is not a forum for holy wars. On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 12:00:22PM -0700, Roeland Meyer wrote: >> From: Andrew Brown [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] >> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 10:59 AM >> >> >> that and a small perl script are how i get all the >> internet drafts and >> >> rfcs as they are published. >> > >> >Do you seriously expect a marketing VP to write perl? >> >> no. i expect someone to tell the marketing vp that emailing large >> documents is "wrong" and that someone will fedex them some floppies. >> or a zip disk. or a jaz disk. or a dlt tape containing a bzip2'ed >> copy of a hpodc cpio archive. in halfword swapped format. :) >> >> but not email. > >... and you expect to get this disk from Livermore to Chicago, in 5 minutes, >... how? > >Business moves at Internet speeds these days, in case you hadn't noticed. > >To put it in a way even understandable to techies; > >Collaborrative document, updated and swapped between 4 authors, and >reviewed by two others, widely separated geo-physically. Revised and >rewritten 5 times per day, for a week (Not counting NetMeetings). Trust me, >management does work this way. > >Process run-time, with email = 1 week; with FedEx = 1 month. > >Process cost (transit only), with email <= $20, with FedEx = $4500 (FedEx = >very happy) > >Real cost; Deal is blown out because deliverable is three weeks late. >Instant lost revenue. > >> my opinion. > >opinion: invalid. -- |-----< "CODE WARRIOR" >-----| email@example.com * "ah! i see you have the internet firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Brown) that goes *ping*!" email@example.com * "information is power -- share the wealth."