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Not only are you correct, but here is a useless piece of trivia: ASCII
received it's name from Kazuo Inamori, president of the $650 million Kyocera
Corporation subsiderary known as ASCII Corp. which was run by Kazuhiko (Kay)
Nishi. Kay had obtained exclusive distribution rights for Microsoft Basic in
East Asia until he decided to go a different direction in 1986. This same
year, Microsoft opened up it's own subsiderary in Japan. (from the book
"Bill Gates - The Road Ahead").
BTW you can find out most of this by following the links in my original

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Saturday, January 31, 1998 2:14 PM
Subject: Suggestion for ground ru

>Unless I am mistaken, which I have been known to be a time or two ;-), both
>MIME and UU are encoding/decoding procedures that permit binary files to be
>transmitted as e-mail, i.e., ASCII files.  *Some* e-mail programs will
>automatically decode MIME and UU files, while others will not and the files
>have to be manually decoded.
>For those who do not have e-mail programs that automatically decode MIME-
>UU-encoded files, a freeware UU program can be found on the garbo FTP site.
>For a very nominal fee ($20), MIME encoding and decoding (both
>MIME-32 and MIME-64) can be obtained.  It can also be ordered from Richard
>Marks, 931 Sulgrave Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, rmarks(--nospam--at)
>A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
>Tucson, Arizona