Tek 4014/5 emulation

From: Charles P. Hobbs <transit_at_lerctr.org>
Date: Fri Jun 16 15:49:00 2000

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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.
5. It can spread viruses. Plain old ASCII e-mail doesn't do that (hoaxes
like "Join The Crew" notwithstanding...)
Received on Fri Jun 16 2000 - 15:49:00 BST

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