Mail is seductive. I'm talking about the power that draws us inextricably to our mailboxes each evening to pore over letters, sweepstakes invitations, and yuppie catalogs. Imagine what happens when that power is integrated into a "hot" medium - the computer. The result? Electronic mail, casually known as e-mail.
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