What the heck is Electronic Mail?, Honeywell (1980s)
Electronic Mail is document distribution that’s more timely, accurate and flexible than traditional methods.
There’s no mountain of paperwork.
Administrative personnel are more effective.
Managers have access to more up-to-date information. Decision-making is easier.
Producer Tim Howard brings us the incredible and tragic story of Charles Bliss — the man that inspired this show. As Charles’s friend Richard Ure and writer Arika Okrent explain, Bliss believed that war was often caused by the misuse of language, and he believed it could be overcome if we could create a way to communicate the truth without the trickery of words. Having lived through the hell of Nazi concentration camps, he set about creating the perfect language, based on symbols and logic. Not surprisingly, his language didn’t catch on. But then, years later, Shirley McNaughton accidentally discovered it, and started using it to communicate with her students — kids with cerebral palsy who quickly picked up the language and made it their own. At first, Charles was thrilled…until he started to feel his original dream of saving the world was slipping from his fingers.
i’m a monkey too