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.