Tek 4014/5 emulation

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Fri Jun 16 13:42:58 2000

On June 16, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Don't care about the 99% anyway, and what you're saying is, that I need
> > a 2 GHz Strontium, running Winblows to talk to this group tomorrow ?
> No, not at all. The question I posed is if anyone is writing mailers for
> the older systems so they can handle HTML properly.

  Again, is this a blanket statement that anything that isn't an Intel
box running Windows is an "older system"?

  As to the question...yes, many modern mailers for non-Windows
systems (old systems and new systems alike) deal with HTML just
fine. I think the animosity toward HTMLized email (at least for me)
comes from these points:

  1) It's just not necessary for effective communications.
  2) It's a waste of bandwidth and system resources.
  3) Technical people generally want genuine functionality to
     prevail over "flash"...which is why many (most) technical people
     in the industry (Visual Basic programmers don't count) don't
     have Windows boxes on their desks if they have anything to say
     about it.
  4) It's a clear outgrowth of the overcommercialization of the Internet,
     in which uneducated users think the World Wide Web *IS* the
     Internet, thus they try to cram the World Wide Web into
     everything they do, and conversely, cram everything they do into
     the World Wide Web.

       -Dave McGuire
Received on Fri Jun 16 2000 - 13:42:58 BST

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