At 12:15 AM 2002-07-07 -0700, Roger B.A. Klorese wrote:
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.
And whose "non-standard's based calendar wins?" Alternatively, "When do
you want to meet?" in a plain text message works everywhere.
If you are scheduling meeting rooms, then you can assume assent if no one
else is meeting.
If you are scheduling people, you need buy-in....unless they work for you
and you can order them to go. So automated scheduling simply does not work
I consider all of the things you consider detrimental to sometimes be
beneficial -- such as when delivering a presentation via email.
I can never see a situation where it would be appropriate to deliver a
presentation by e-mail that a URL to a web site would not be
superior. Especially not in the mailing list context.
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.
Suicidal. Microsoft has even turned off active X and Java by e-mail by
default. Again, I can see absolutely zero advantage to delivering such
tripe in e-mail --- sending a URL would be superior in all cases I can
"Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of
-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Nick Simicich - njs @