This article in the New York Times could have addressed one more issue: e-mail wants to be free. Or, to be more precise, e-mail has a bad habit of circulating freely. No matter how frequently awful e-mail exchanges leak into the public domain, both students and faculty still forget that e-mails can--and often do--find their way to undesignated recipients. For example, as a quasi-administrative sort of person (graduate coordinator), I frequently field requests from students who Want to Do Something. When I tell these students that, indeed, they Cannot Do Something, they do the next "logical" thing: try to go over my head by e-mailing the chair or graduate studies office. It does not occur to these students, apparently, that said chair or graduate studies office will simply forward those e-mails to me, with predictable results.