Tek 4014/5 emulation

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Fri Jun 16 13:42:01 2000

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On June 16, William Donzelli wrote:
> I still insist that it has nothing to do with "old" or "new"
> computers...or even "old" or "new" mailers!

Yes; lots of people are running brand new systems running different
varieties of UNIX, not to mention the much smaller number of
new systems running other non-microsoft operating systems that rely
upon regular ASCII text for e-mail.

When one thinks about it, does it really make much sense to send
anything other than text in e-mail? After all, when I get out my
fountain pen and stationary to write someone a letter, it doesn't have
various fonts, graphics, etc. in it - which in no way makes it less
useful as a form of communication.

Also, plain old ASCII text e-mail takes less space to store, and
searching through it is quicker when one needs to find something ten
years later.

> Non-HTML email is not exclusive to those of us who are into classic
> computing. Non-HTML email isn't a "dying, quaint old way of doing
> things" like some of the sold-on-Microsoft people seem to think.

Well said!

R. D. Davis                  
Received on Fri Jun 16 2000 - 13:42:01 BST

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