Why do I encounter so many non-technical people who refer to mailing lists as "email loops"? Was this a term on AOL or Compuserve or something? Does anyone know the history behind this term, or was it just something adopted in a mass conspiracy of non-technical people to make technical people silently cringe?
For that matter, why do I let it bother me? Does it bother any of you? (Do any of you even see it? Are you on any mailing lists that are not technical and include people who have not been on the Internet since before 1996?)