Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 10:05:01 -0500
From: Mark Mandel
Subject: letters on paper

Avi Arditti wrote (discussing "g /uh/ zillion"):

For instance, we just finished a contest asking listeners to suggest new names for traditional letters written on paper, to
distinguish them from e-mail.

FWIW, I call this stuff "hardmail", on the model of "hard copy" (as opposed to a copy of an electronic file, that is simply a
duplicate, another electronic file). This term, and whatever your listeners suggested (what won, BTW?), are

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