E-mail wants to be forwarded?
Perhaps we should formulate a basic law of cyberspace along the lines of "information
wants to be free". Sure, I know that I'm contradicting close to everything
that I've written up until this point, but it's hard not to get the feeling that
it's in the very nature of an e-letter to want to be forwarded. Often, almost
as soon as we receive an e-letter, we find ourselves asking to whom we can pass
it on. An e-letter that reaches the end of the line
in our inbox has somehow missed out on its purpose, has squandered its existence.
As much as I might find mass-forwarding distasteful, I can well understand the
attitude that gives rise to it.
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