Re: Really, really, old bits (mailing addresses)

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From: Strata Rose Chalup (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 18:11:08 PDT

As long as we're off-topic on this topic--

Part of how I became "strata" for email was that my first email/login
ids were "mrose" at XX, AI, MC, CCC, and the EECS machines DEEP-THOUGHT
and eddie. Unfortunately, "mrose@eddie" (or worse, eddie!mrose) had
a non-deterministic resolution depending on your linkage to East Coast
(BBN, MIT, Rutgers, etc) vs West Coast (SAIL, UCB, etc). Properly we
were "mit-eddie" and not "uw-eddie". The infinitely more studly
Marshall Rose was uw-eddie!mrose, and many was the time I got mail
for him and forwarded it on, until I bowed to the inevitable and
started updating my addrs.

Eirikur-- remember when Marty logging in turned off RMS' wheel bits
and CStacy reading his mail turned them back on? Ah, those were
the days... :-)


Eirikur Hallgrimsson wrote:
> There might be a FoRKster who knew me as Procep@MIT-AI back before
> TCP/IP and domains, but I doubt it. Generation-gap. Eirikur@DEC
> was my favorite address, while it lasted. My recent addresses with
> initials in them come from my years promoting technologies and
> needing to have snappy addresses that people can recall easily.
> Couldn't be eh@ai because Edward Huang got there first. Procep is a
> corruption of the opposite of concept. BTW, my guest privs at MIT
> were approved by Richard Stallman, back before we swapped hair-dos.
> E.

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