On 8/27/13 7:48 PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:04:22 +0100 "Wendy M. Grossman"
> <wen...@pelicancrossing.net> wrote:
>> On 08/27/2013 18:34, ianG wrote:
>>> Why do we need the 1980s assumption of being able to send freely
>>> to everyone, anyway?
>> It's clear you're not a journalist or working in any other
>> profession where you actually need to be able to communicate
>> spontaneously with strangers.
> Of course, as a reporter, you are probably getting email addresses of
> people to talk to via referral, and that could be used to get past the
> barrier.

And that's how friend-of-friend stuff is happening now (LinkedIn and the
like). In a way the old-fashioned letter of introduction had a lot to
recommend it. :-)


Peter Saint-Andre

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