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please will you send us your autographs to us at 2 grange close peterlee co durham sr85jt.to john,carl and john
-- john martin (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 16, 2001
-- frank (email@example.com), February 16, 2001.
Why that's the challenge...make a machine to find out who's autograph is requested!
(Couldn't resist that one)
-- Arthur Majoor (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 16, 2001.
The second part of the challenge, and the competetion part, is for the machines to figure out where to send the autographs.
-- Waddy Thompson (email@example.com), February 16, 2001.
Waddy, the company I work for develops software used to route mail. If those autographs have addresses anywhere on them, we could develop a system (OK, we've already done it...) that could deliver instructions on where to send them. Give us another 10 hours and we would have a delivery machine to go with the address!
-- Rick Tyler (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 16, 2001.