[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
Re: Undoing Monopoly by E-Mail
In reply to charles mueller's message sent 12/9/97 4:15 PM:
> Let me offer a 2d modest proposal. The first was a question: Does
>computer technology now permit the combining of the E-mail addresses of our
>100 U.S. senators (and our 435 congressmen, and our 1,000 federal judges)
>into a 'mailing list' format such that any U.S. citizen (or anyone around
>the world) could send a 'post' to the full 'list' with a single 'send'
>command? And, of course, are those E-mail addresses available? The answer
>to both questions, as I understand it, is 'yes.'
This may be technologically feasible, but it is probably not the optimum
course of action. Member of Congress have few reasons to pay attention to
non-constituents, and generally they don't (unless they're campaign
contributors, of course). Better would be to identify one's _own_ members
of Congress, particularly if they are members of key committees.
Editor, Boycott Microsoft ** http://www.vcnet.com/bms
Like medieval peasants, computer manufacturers and millions of
users are locked in a seemingly eternal lease with their evil
landlord, who comes around every two years to collect billions of
dollars of taxes in return for mediocre services.
--- Mark Harris, Electronics Times