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Date sent:      Fri, 03 Nov 1995 11:52:28 +1200
From:           Andrew McAnergney 


REASONS WHY E-MAIL IS LIKE A PENIS
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Some folks have it, some don't. Those who have it would be
devastated  if it were ever cut off. They think that those who don't
have it are  somehow inferior. They think it gives them power. They
are wrong. Those who don't have it may agree that it's an nifty toy,
but think it's  not worth the fuss that those who do have it make
about it. Still, many  of those who don't have it would like to try it.

It can be up or down. It's more fun when it's up, but it makes it hard
to get any real work done.

In the long-distant past, its only purpose was to transmit
information  considered vital to the survival of the species. Some
people still think that's the only thing it should be used for, but
most folks today use it for fun most of the time.

Once you've started playing with it, it's hard to stop. Some people
would just play with it all day if they didn't have work to do.

It provides a way to interact with other people. Some people
take this  interaction very seriously, others treat it as a lark.
Sometimes it's hard to tell what kind of person you're dealing with
until it's too late.

If you don't apply the appropriate protective measures, it can
spread  viruses.

It has no brain of its own. Instead, it uses yours. If you use
it too  much, you'll find it becomes more and more difficult to think
coherently.

We attach an importance to it that is far greater than its actual size
and influence warrant.  If you're not careful what you do with it, it
can get you in big trouble.

It has its own agenda.  Somehow, no matter how good your intentions,
it  will warp you behavior. Later you may ask yourself "why on earth
did I  do that?"

It has no conscience and no memory.  Left to its own devices,
it will do the same damn dumb things again and again.


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                                   - Anon
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