[FPSPACE] virus has still not peaked

DwayneDay DwayneDay <zirconic1@earthlink.net>
Thu, 29 Jan 2004 19:20:55 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

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From: Simon Mansfield <simon@spacedaily.com>
Sent: Jan 29, 2004 6:55 PM

>but what's the difference between a letter on paper and a letter in bits 
and bytes. You either want to write the words you write or you don't and 
use a telephone. The point being, Presidential libraries are full of 
letters on paper correspondence.

I dare say the reason so many national leaders and cabinet level 
ministers/secretaries don't use email is that they have armies of other 
people to type for them and they wouldn't know the difference between WiFi 
and VoIP if it hit 'em in the head. They and I do say "they" as in most 
politicians to date - are from another era and have no interest or 
willingness to understand the geek world the meek shall soon inherit.


We're going to get waaaay off-topic here, but I assure you that Bush does not use e-mail because of concern that the records could be obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.  He is no luddite.  After all, this is the guy who was photographed riding and falling off of a Segueway scooter.