My boss still insists on creating netware user accounts with only 8
characters. So someone named "Mike Johnsonville" has to tell people to email
him at Needless to say, it causes endless
problems, and [quite frankly] is embarrassing since every other company in
the modern world uses the person's full name.

In this day and age, is there any conceivable reason for this on the netware
nos, or is he stuck in the dark ages?