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Monday, December 20, 2004

The Divya Singh Standard for e-Noviceness

If I had a penny for every time someone forwarded me the Divya-Singh-from-Siemens-Non-Small-Cell-Lung-Cancer mail, I would be eating gold and riding a flying pony.

This hoax mail has been in circulation for almost five years now, and the person who started it all must be chuckling in glee every time he/she gets the forward himself/herself.

At time I use this mail as a parameter to measure how much of a novice a person is, with reference to using the internet. Getting the mail from someone means that they have just started using emails and are fascinated by the "forward" button.

The Divya Singh Standard I call it.