At 10:04 p.m. 04/06/98 -0700, Michael C. Berch wrote:
>I'm certainly as entitled as anyone here to be a grumpy old man and UNIX
>bigot, having sent my first UNIX e-mail message in 1975, and posted my first
>Internet (ARPANET) mailing list message circa 1979, but the fact is that
>standards evolve, markets evolve, and there are good reasons not to remain
>tied to the lowest common denominator of the past.
How about the lowest common denominator of the present?
HTML-mail capability is not NEARLY as widespread as you imply.
Until two months ago, I was stuck using Microsoft mail at my
University job. I whined and bitched until I got moved to
the academic mail server rather than the administrative mail
server, so now I use Netscape Communicator -- but everyone else
in CGU administration is stuck with a really crappy version
of Microsoft's "Windows Messaging".
They're still within that LCD who can't read HTML formatted
email, you see. (Want them to upgrade? Sure, send your
tax-deductable donation to Claremont Graduate University,
and we'll be glad to.)
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