Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: By Bottle Mail, JOTI.
By Bottle Mail, JOTI.
Thu, 15 Oct 1998 12:32:15 +0900
The plan of enjoying JOTI was done by using the bottle mail in the
Japanese JOTI support team.
Bottle mail is the strange mail system that it isn't understood whom
to reach when.
"Bottle Mail" is a system for delivering email, but is totally different from
regular email because both the destination (one single person) and the date
when it will be delivered are unspecified.
Since the sender does not know who will read the mail or when they will read
it, it might seem like a meaningless exercise. But we see this kind of "verbose"
communication (!?) all the time in daily life. This is how people speak when
they talk to themselves or when they pray.
The image we had when we got the idea for bottle mail is the person on a
desert island, writing a letter, sealing it into a bottle and throwing the bottle
into the sea.
Bottle Mail sets our messages adrift on the Net, the electronic sea which has
spread to cover most of the earth at the end of the twentieth century. Bottle
Mail is a tool to create unexpected meetings and connections between people
all over the world.
Bottle Mail turns upside down the traditional notion of email, which is
renowned for its ability to carry messages instantaneously to someone on the
opposite side of the Earth. But we see Bottle Mail as uniquely suited to the
The offer of the JOTI special environment was taken from Recruit Co.,Ltd.
of the right person at the 3rd JOTI.
Only the person using bottle mail client software only for JOTI receives mail.
Movement environments are only Windows95, Windows98, WindowsNT.
Don't you try to play "Bottle Mail" together?
The download of the joti special client software,
as for the details, see http://www.scoutnet.or.jp/joti/bmail_e.html .
Yours in Scouting
Yasuo Innami <email@example.com>
Assistant Cub Scout Leader,Taito group No.1
Tokyo Scout Council,Boy Scouts of Nippon(Japan)
Scouting in Japan <http://www.scoutnet.or.jp/~innami/>