Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
Even aerial navigation in 1999 was found too slow to convey and deliver the mails. The pneumatic tube system was even swifter, and with such facilities at hand it is not surprising that people in San Francisco received four daily editions of the Manhattan journals, although the distance between Sandy Hook and the Golden Gate is a matter of 3,600 miles. ["Looking Forward," Arthur Bird, 1899]Associated Press style guide collapsed it to email 2011.
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E-mail has become one of the most widely used aspects of the Internet, because it provides a means of mass communication to almost anywhere in the world at high speed.
Note: The proliferation of spam and the transmission of computer viruses through e-mail attachments are two of the more problematic aspects of this technology.