From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 13 2006 - 00:03:47 CST
The majority of the people of the earth cannot read Roman letters.
A vaster majority speak no foreign language.
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> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of William J Poser
> Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 12:20 AM
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> Subject: postal delivery efforts
> Guy Steele's story about the delivery to mad magazine reminds me
> of an experience I had in China twenty years ago. The postal delivery
> people at the university could not read foreign languages or even
> roman letters, so whenever they got a letter addressed in something
> other than Chinese, they would just bring it to the
> foreigners' dormitory.
> This was not effective since some of the foreigners to whom the mail
> was addressed lived elsewhere. Not long after I arrived for a two
> week stay, the concierge, who could not read roman letters
> and spoke no
> foreign languages, approached me with a stack of mail and
> asked me if I
> knew where it should go.
> Bill Poser
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