Back in the early 90s, I was managing the NCR Scripps Ranch smail hub on MP-RAS Unix, a sendmail router on SVR4, a Compuserve CIS dialup, a Network Courier gateway for StarLAN, a cc:Mail gateway for Novell 3.11, and a UUCP gateway on my Mac at home. I jokingly had a slogan/motto posted on my wall (from a Usenix member – need attribution):

“My goal in life is to send and receive email through as many gateways as possible.”

I just came across this quote that I should plan to have engraved on my tombstone:

“I have reached an age where my main purpose is not to receive messages.”
— Umberto Eco

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