The start of the new school term always brings out the most
interesting questions for computer consultants on campus.
The predominant questions this term pertain to “getting
into” E-mail and how to access the “Information Highway.”
An obviously distraught student came into the consulting
office yesterday complaining that his E-mail wasn’t working;
his attempts to get tickets for an on-campus concert kept
resulting in returned mail.
He showed me the mail address he was attempting to reach. I
asked him where he obtained such an unusual mail address.
He replied, “The sign told me, ‘begins@7:30 P.M.'”