re: Typed emotion @*&$!!!! I will agree that you can, if you try, type emotion... but you should always be aware that you have to force yourself. When I talk to someone in person, or on the phone, my emotions look after their own transmission. I don't need to filter them through a text medium. I don't 'think about them and then express them'. Sometimes, they even betray me..... Typing is a 'narrower bandwidth' and EMAIL, as in this note is a one-way message (as I type I do not get responses typed or otherwise expressed). Typing also facilitates lying. Be aware and beware. It also facilitates mis-interpretation by the reader -- especially when emotion is squeezed through the narrow ascii text band. What were my intentions when I typed @$&$!!! at the start of this note? Was it: I'm *mad* or I'm excited! or I've got something to show off (proud). or even I'm confused@$&... Or was it several or all of the above? On the other hand, for many communicative transactions, typing is more effective because it forces a more sensible sentence construction and helps to stay on topic. And typing requires thought and allows you to change the message before it is sent. You can even... as I often do, type a long message and decide to NOT send it. Having got it off my chest without putting it on someone else's back. Tracy Kolenchuk |Domain: [log in to unmask] Corporate Information Service | People who say it can't be Project Manager | done are often interrupted N.A.I.T | by someone doing it.