One mailbox - now if we could have one transfer method.

I Find Karma (
Fri, 14 Feb 97 18:52:30 PST

fwdd from Educom:
> Octel Communications, the world's largest provider of voice-messaging
> systems, has a new product called Unified Messenger that consolidates
> all voice-mail, e-mail and fax messages in a single mailbox accessible
> by phone or computer. The system, which works in concert with
> Microsoft's Exchange e-mail system, enables workers to call up a list of
> voice and e-mail messages on a computer screen, and play the voice
> messages back through the PC's speakers. Mobile workers can dial into
> the voice-message system and retrieve e-mail messages that are read
> aloud in a computer-generated voice. "There are definitely people who
> are e-mail-centric and people who are voice-mail-centric," says Octel's
> CEO. "Usually, sales and marketing runs on voice mail, while the rest
> of the company uses e-mail. Every single company I've come across has
> those constituencies. People need that gap bridged." (Wall Street
> Journal 13 Feb 97)

Unified voice, email, and fax represent a good start, but geez Rohit,
it's no wonder people look at you like you're crazy -- this is just the
first step out of 300 toward a Grand Unified Theory of information
creation, transmission, storage, retrieval, and manipulation.....

In an unrelated note, the Wired article on D.E. Shaw was pretty cool.


Between the time saved always using the car pool lane and the hassle
saved never cleaning bird crap off of your car, it's a wonder more
people don't drive with scarecrows in the passenger seat.
-- Dave James