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06-13-13, 09:36 AM #1
Navy will use email instead of ALL-CAPS messaging systemThe Navy is switching to a new messaging system that's cheaper and more efficient.
And oh yeah, one that does away with a century-old practice: communications using all uppercase letters.
The all-caps were a vestige of a bygone era.
Back in the 1850s, the teletype machines that the military used were made up of three rows of keys -- none of them lowercase letters.
In it, the Navy said it is ditching its in-house Defense Message System in favor of e-mail. One with a very apt acronym: NICE (Navy Interface for Command Email).
06-13-13, 10:38 AM #2
DAMN. SORRY TO HEAR THIS. ANOTHER TRADITION BITES THE DUST. END OF MESSAGE.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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