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RE: Email Parcel Post is Good!
From: Roeland Meyer <rmeyer () mhsc com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 12:00:22 -0700
From: Andrew Brown [mailto:twofsonet () graffiti com]
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,
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 =
Real cost; Deal is blown out because deliverable is three weeks late.
Instant lost revenue.