From: Guy Steele (Guy.Steele@Sun.COM)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2006 - 11:19:52 CST
On Sep 28, 2006, at 11:56 AM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> From: "Michael Everson" <email@example.com>
> Excellent! The comment does not say if that letter reached its
> destination, but if so, I have admiration for the postman who
> decrypted the address using a ISO-8859-1 to KOI-8R transcoding
> table ; may be this issue is not so uncommon...
Yes, this is quite admirable.
And then there is the famous case of a teenager who mailed his
subscription renewal to MAD Magazine and wrote no address on
the envelope---he merely pasted on a picture of Alfred E. Neuman.
Along the way, someone in the post office wrote in the correct
ZIP code, but no other notations were made, and the letter did
reach its destination.
In general, post office workers are very good and very smart
about trying to get letters to their destinations if at all possible.
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