Re: Notes on e-mail

I don’t often write to publications but I read your editorial and laughed! I also remember the early days of email and the goofy conversations with co-workers.

But I’ve noticed something lately . . . email is too slow. In my field we almost exclusively use MSN Messenger to converse. E-mail is often not fast enough when killer deadlines loom. We can see when each other is online and available for a quick question.

I have very little time to keep up with industry news and my inbox piles up with unread articles. I find that when I do have time to review a few, more often than not, your name is on the byline. Good work. I look forward to reading more.

Samantha McLaughlin
SAP Consultant
Canadian Blood Services

Re: OS/2: Never say die

Your editorial recently touched a nerve: I am still running OS/2 at the office and I see no reason to switch in the near future. The only reason that I see to switch is that Lotus has ceased releasing upgrades to Notes on OS/2 and eventually some part of Notes will be inaccessible to me. (Ironically enough, despite IBM’s promise to embrace Linux, Lotus has yet to release a Linux version of Notes — the client, that is.)

John O. Goyo
Walkabout Software

Re: Mosiac has rescue strategy for ITI, 1,300 students

It is my understanding from reading articles in Computing Canada that ITI went into receivership in mid-August, 2001. This being the case, how can the receiver allow advertising to continue to solicit new students? And how can the PPSEC (Private Post Secondary Education Commission) allow advertising when the existing students (at the time the school went into receivership) were told not to expect much of their $26,500 tuition to be reimbursed?

I look forward to hearing just how advertisements can still be placed in the Vancouver Sun without any printed qualifier from PPSEC to warn interested students to check this out very carefully before advancing any fees. I am, of course, assuming that ITI is included in the definition of a private post-secondary school. If it isn’t, I’d also like to know why not.

H. Aqua

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