An observation -- for people who use the "mass" email provider like AOL, yahoo, or even gmail. Chances are, unless you are really creative, you ended up with email addresses like john_smith102@... . Not exactly easy to say or remember. Are there solutions to this problem? I don't think so. Most people would not like their email to be publicly listed in a directory. Maybe the "phone number" is a good idea. A meaningless string of digits, but at least it is of fixed length and easy to say. How about email addresses in the form of phone numbers?