The BIG Digest 96.08.16
By Robbie Rhodes
|Jody and I didn't realize how huge Digest 96.08.16 last night was: 36 kilobytes! The biggest ever, I think. When I received it, the Eudora Pro email program had created two sections (it actually left foxtail as one big Digest.)|
Congratulations, Jody! Like the Sunday edition of the newspaper, the Digest is so big it arrives in sections!!!
But! ... Did anyone experience any problems receiving this big issue? Let Jody know <firstname.lastname@example.org> and we will see what can be done.
("Morning" and "Evening" editions? Hmmm? "Classified Section?" :-)
A retired newspaperman happened to phone me today; I asked him what newspaper job most closely resembled what Jody does. He said:
> The editor of "Letters-to-the-Editor." After doing his stint as a
> copy boy the greenhorn would be moved to the "Letters" desk, where
> he had to forget almost everything he learned from 'Miz Smith',
> the English teacher. It was extremely important to create short,
> succinct paragraphs, for two reasons:
> 1. so the reader could focus on short segments of thought, and
> 2. so that a composing-room operator could easily correct his
> errors at the Linotype machine!
> If the lad didn't go crazy and quit he usually became a
> successful reporter and writer.
-- Robbie Rhodes
(Message sent Sat 17 Aug 1996, 23:22:39 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)