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Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 15 March 2002

Note: the comments below are the unabridged submissions of readers and do
not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.


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

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

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