RE: photomosaic

Dan Kohn (
Thu, 21 May 1998 21:05:14 -0700

I'm pleased you noticed the poster as well. I walked by it when I saw
The Spanish Prisoner last week, and the Truman Show poster is the first
movie poster ever to literally stop me in my tracks. I love the movie
concept, I love the Pink Floyd song, and I love the poster. I can't
wait to see the flick.

I'm off tomorrow for a 10-day vacation driving through Europe with a
girlfriend; we're headed to Milan, Genoa, Corsica, Nice, Geneva, and
Lugano. Couldn't get coach or business class FF tickets, so I paid out
the 100K miles for a first class British Airways ticket. I'm looking
forward to those 180 degree reclining seats.

If I have some free time on my trip, I want to write a treatment of
romantic comedy based loosely on Pico Iyer's brilliant screenplay. In
the screenplay (but not in real life, I promise), the protagonist uses
the BA "invite a friend to dinner" to pick up a woman from the coach
section (since you have such a good view of them, organized for easy

- dan

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rohit Khare []
>Sent: Thursday, May 21, 1998 7:50 PM
>To: ''
>[The original has some nice charts and graphs of how email
>standards fit
>together. A nice all-round reference to mail transport and up-to-date.
>PS. The cover image is a striking photomosaic of currencies forming a
>dollar bill image. See for details; it's
>the Truman
>Show poster firm. Media Lab spinout.]
>Internet Messaging Frameworks
>by J. von Kanel <vonkaaut.html>, J. S. Givler <vonkaaut.html>,
>B. Leiba
><vonkaaut.html>, and W. Segmuller <vonkaaut.html>
>Reprint Order No. G321-5660.
>Electronic mail (e-mail) has become an important tool for
>companies to use
>to conduct their businesses. With the introduction of the
>World Wide Web,
>awareness of the existence of the Internet has exponentially
>increased over
>the last two years, and people are starting to realize that
>there is more
>to the Internet than just the Web. Companies are expanding
>their use of
>e-mail from internal to external. But the large set of proprietary,
>noninteroperable e-mail systems make this more of a trip
>through a jungle
>than a drive along the information highway. Most approaches to
>overcome the
>connectivity problems use gateways to convert between the proprietary
>format and the Internet standards. These conversions are lossy
>at best;
>hence, most proprietary system vendors are revamping their
>systems to base
>them on Internet standards. This paper summarizes the current
>state of the
>most important Internet standards related to e-mail and the
>general state
>of proprietary e-mail systems. It then introduces a set of
>technologies we
>developed to solve the complex problem of evolving from proprietary to
>Internet-standards-based e-mail systems. We have structured these
>technologies into Internet Messaging Frameworks.