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Subject: Re: Please prune this list!
From: "Roger B.A. Klorese" <rogerk @ queernet . org>
Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 00:15:20 -0700
To: Nick Simicich <njs @ scifi . squawk . com>
Cc: list-managers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
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Nick Simicich wrote:
I assert that you have given up no functionality that is actually meaningful in the context of communicating using e-mail. Please note that I consider the ability to set your fonts, sizes, etc, detrimental to this process --- I have a font that is easy for me to read and colors that are easy for me to read. Any changes to this slow me down and distract from the message.

I consider tightly integrated email and calendaring to be something not doable in a standards-based environment and not to be given up.

I consider all of the things you consider detrimental to sometimes be beneficial -- such as when delivering a presentation via email.

Awww.....my heart bleeds for you. I put forth the assertion that the "functionality" you give up is mostly meaningless complexity and has nothing to do with the sort of communication that the real world systems we administer (e-mail lists) are designed for.

I totally disagree. Again: if a list also meets off-list or by chat, integrated scheduling would be a boon. For that matter, delivering a usable Java or ActiveX chat thin-client in a message body would be as well.




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