I just received this very special story from a friend who lives in the north (she did grant me permission to share this one) ...
"I was just thinking about concrete examples of the use of e-mail that I could use to illustrate its power.
One tiny example is an e-mail I got yesterday from a friend of a person I know asking me to order her another pair of the great moccasins that my friend got from me some time ago. As it happens, a mother of friend in one of the remote First Nations made them so I was able to e-mail this person the e-mail of address of my friend in the north, at the same carbon copying both of the people who set up the deal for the original moccasins. So now this person can order direct from the north and my friend in the south has contact information about this great supplier of beautiful crafts.
It is a very powerful communications tool for sharing information and networking with others"