30 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for October 24, 2011
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Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:52:27 -0400 (EDT) From: Randall Webmail <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Cell Phone/Cancer Message-ID: <1931051971.299667.1319385147730.JavaMail.firstname.lastname@example.org> Quoting Bill Horne: >In other words, while this is "nice" news for the Danish markets, it >might or might not be the whole story for cellphone users in other >places. We'll probably hear every cellphone salesdroid on Earth >trumpeting this report from every cell tower, but I'll wait until the >results have been picked over by the scientific communities in other >places, and corroborated by other studies, before I throw out my wired >set. Dr. Bob Park, of the University of Maryland, has been telling anyone who would listen that the radiation from cell phones is not energetic enough to knock electrons out of their shells. Plus there is the statistical fact that as cell phone use has skyrocketed over the last twenty years, the incidence of brain cancer has gone DOWN. http://tinyurl.com/3b4hp7b (Link is to Fortune magazine article).
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2011 14:09:55 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: If You're Happy and You Know It, Must I Know, Too? Message-ID: <email@example.com> If You're Happy and You Know It, Must I Know, Too? By JUDITH NEWMAN October 21, 2011 MARY LOU DiNARDO checked three times to make sure: was that a smiley face at the end of the latest e-mail from her most dour client? A West Coast real estate executive, he had an M.B.A. from a prestigious university and was "a very intellectual, serious man," said Ms. DiNardo, president of TK/PR, a public relations firm. "I've been dealing with him for seven years. All of a sudden, while we're discussing problems with a vendor, he's signing off with these smiling or winking faces. I mean, this is a guy who I don't think I've seen with a smile on his actual face." Ms. DiNardo joins the ranks of professionals who have found themselves on the receiving end of smileys, winks and LOL's, as the emoticon has rather suddenly migrated from the e-mails and texts of teenagers (and perhaps the more frothy adults) to the correspondence of business people who pride themselves on their gravitas. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/fashion/emoticons-move-to-the-business-world-cultural-studies.html
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