The gesture is appreciated, but...

 Posted on 4/22/1992 by STRACZYNSKI [Joe] to GENIE

The gesture is appreciated, but the problem with electronic
communications is that there's no way to verify that the person typing on
screen under a given name is actually that person, absent actual hardcopy
signed by the person at hand (and even THERE it's oen to -- make that open to -
- challenge).

Technology...Our Friend.