Tying A Virtual String Around Your Finger

O.K., SO YOU FORGOT MOM'S birthday. You forgot your sister's graduation and your parents' anniversary. Mother's Day is coming--you've got one more chance at redemption. But you're afraid you'll forget to call. Not to worry, USA.NET Inc. has the answer: an E-mail nudge--as many and as frequently as you think you'll need. The Colorado Springs (Colo.) provider of a free E-mail service lets users schedule reminders to themselves. And for the more ambitious, messages may be written and stored for delivery up to five years in advance.

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