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Cn U Read This?
I just read Bob Evans' column on lingo and was reminded of the explosion of new acronyms in text messaging that may become commonplace words someday ("Words Are IT's Bridge To Credibility And Funding," May 31, p. 76).

During WW II, there was a BBC radio show called "ITMA," starring Tommy Handley. ITMA stood for "It's That Man Again." Tommy created new words, like TTFN, which stands for Ta Ta For Now.

Jumping ahead 60 years, there are now sites that translate text-message jargon. There's another world out there! Amazing. ADBB (All done, bye-bye).

Peter D. Edwards
Charter School Teacher, Sierra Oaks School, Oracle, Ariz.


Not That Great
Why do you publish silly letters from Mac fans stating that business-computing problems would disappear if people dumped PCs and bought Macs? It isn't true and never likely will be true. Give IS a little credit. We know all about PCs and Macs, we know our jobs, and we select the best tools for the work at hand.

Steven Salemi
Owner, The Computer Guru, Santa Fe, N.M.


ISPs Could Can Spam
The Can-Spam act says that ISPs can adopt, implement, or enforce a policy of declining to transmit, route, relay, handle, or store certain types of E-mail ("Does Can-Spam Act Lead To More Spam?" June 3). Congress gave ISPs the power to prevent spammers from using their networks, so what are they doing?

John Glube Owner, Glube's-Business Services, Toronto

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