Pre-Archaic Industrial Jargon

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Sat Mar 10 19:35:57 UTC 2012

Do you know how to type?

How do you "Set the margins"?

To where do you "return the carriage" and when?

What does "Double Spaced" mean and how is it usually accomplished?

What do "CC:" and "BCC:" mean, and in what way do they cause you to
modify your behavior?

What does "Attn:" mean?

How about "Attach."?  In what ways does that differ from "Enc."

And lastly, what happens when you make a mistake?
Requiescas in pace o email           Two identifying characteristics
                                         of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio      Infallibility, and the ability to
                                         learn from their mistakes.
ICBM Data:        (Adapted from Stephen Pinker)

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