Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Revolution Will Not Be Auto-replied

The Zapatistas are often called "the first post-modern revolutionary movement." I've never really bought that - their idealism is about as Old School as you get - but, still, there's definitely something po-mo about receiving an out-of-office reply from a jungle-based guerrilla army:

In a message dated 6/16/2007 11:54:34 A.M.
laotra@ezln.org.mx writes:

¡Gracias por escribir compañer@!

Tu mensaje ha sido recibido en el correo de la Comisión Sexta del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional.

Sigamos, abajo y a la izquierda, haciendo camino y en contacto.

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Nota. Esta es una respuesta automática de acuse de recibo, no es necesario que la contestes.

And, yes, that "@" is in the original.

1 comment:

Richard said...

Wow... with even the "politically correct" arroba to write non-sexist nouns. I'm impressed.