Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 15 March 2002
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From: Jae For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Some People Are Just Crazy! Iím still giggling after seeing a new announcement by my webhost this morning when I logged in. Check out www.iserve.co.nz. Iíve been a custy for a while and not only do these guys know what they are doing and have great service, but they have a great sense of humor too" From: James Laycock For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: The Engrish Otago site The date (upper right of page) is in Engrish too: 15 March 102! Comments on Yesterday's Aardvark From: Peter Milne For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Ministerial Correspondence The major cost component in traditional 'snail mail' correspondence is the time taken in researching, drafting and reviewing a reply (much ministerial correspondence is referred to departmental officials for draft reply). The cost of paper, ink, envelope, stamp etc pales into insignificance. Even if E- mail were to be used, a draft E- mail would probably have to be prepared, reviewed and then printed for the Minister's final review (I gather Ministers review correspondence in 'spare' moments which may be times they do not have computer access). It is interesting to note that in the 1970's, public servants were asked to economise on toll calls on the basis that a 4 cent stamp was cheaper than a 40 cent toll call, notwithstanding that a letter (or even inter-office memo) then cost $5 to originate and that a toll call often saved two letters. From: Graham Oliver For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Email responses to emails Bruce I agree with your points. Email responses to emails are also important to various people with disabilities. For example, people who are blind or people who are unable to open an envelope / handle the letter. In both of these cases email allows accessibility and privacy.Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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