When Michael Scott was giddy about having risqué photos of Jan, he couldn’t help but share with his buddy. So he opened up his e-mail client, started a new message, attached a photo, typed ‘pac’ into the ‘To:’ address field and let the auto-fill do its thing, and sent the message on its way. Moments later, he was faced with a terrible truth: the auto-fill grabbed “firstname.lastname@example.org”, not “Packer, Todd”, so the photo only reached its intended recipient by way of being propagated throughout the company. Oops.
The same thing happened to me recently. Well, a less disastrous version, and I wasn’t the perpetrator. A coworker sent a link to me that he meant to send to someone else. In an effort to suggest a smoking alternative to “natalie@” (name changed to protect the guilty), he sent “neil@” a promo for Smoke Electric’s new Crown 7 HYDRO, the world’s most advance e-cigarette.
I’ve never been a smoker, but now that I know about a carcinogen-free, tar-free, non-flammable, deco-style nicotine tube that comes in watermelon among other flavors, I might take a closer look. Besides, according to the FAQ:
CROWN 7 is an alternative to smoking that offers reduced health risk, freedom to smoke anywhere, social inclusion versus isolation, no first or second hand smoke, virtually odor-free smoking, non-flammability, convenience, and lower cost than traditional smoking.
If it’s environmentally responsible, socially responsible, and won’t make me stink or get kicked out of restaurants, it could be worth a shot!