Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Usurpation of Me

Who is this "Me" that keeps emailing me?

Each email is vaguely familiar when I receive it.

And, this person tends to email me quite often right after I've emailed myself.

Is the "Me" that keeps emailing me, me?

I'm not quite sure.

You see, I'm not within my computer, nor within my computer internet software, nor within my emailing program. There's no "me" in there.

But "Me" keeps emailing me.

Why doesn't the email say it is from, "You," where you is not you, but me, but as being spoken to by my emailing program.

I use Gmail, personally.

Gmail is not me.

It has no actual domain over me.

Gmail can refer to me as, "You" or even, "James."

I'm okay with being on a first name basis with Gmail, or with Gmail letting me know that I emailed myself.

But I'm not sure if Gmail can tell me that "Me" has emailed me.

Because, I'm not Gmail.

You see?

Signed,
Me

2 comments:

Michelle G. said...

I quite agree James.

For example, when I get an email from you in my gmail, I see "James" in the sender field.

That's how I know it's from you.

But am I telling myself that I got an email from you?

I don't see how I could seeing as how I didn't know you sent me an email before I saw your name in the field.

Something else is informing me that you sent the email.

Since the very same thing happens when you send me an email as when I send myself an email, I suppose that whatever tells me you sent me an email should tell me that I sent myself one.

Since that something isn't me, it should refer to me as "you."

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