[Python-ideas] Meta: Email netiquette

Ryan Gonzalez rymg19 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 04:17:32 CEST 2015

On June 14, 2015 8:57:09 PM CDT, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
>On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 6:36 PM, David Mertz <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 4:16 AM, anatoly techtonik
><techtonik at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> The process that need to be automated for Gmail is
>>> "Down->Enter->Del->Del->Down->Down" when I enter reply mode. This is
>>> the annoying combo that I have to write every time to enter bottom
>>> posting insert mode.
>> How is it that Anatoly has such great difficulty editing email to
>> intersperse responses in Gmail, and yet I find the process entirely
>easy and
>> quick? Oh yeah... I guess I answered my own question by mentioning
>the name
>> of the complainer.
>The requirements of the machine <-> human interface are very subjective
>depend on the age of a person being introduced to enabling
>technology. I doubt that people younger than 25 are considering email
>as a
>communication method at all, and I know that annoying interfaces are
>reason why people pretend not to use them. So, it may happen that
>discussions are limited to a certain age group because of that.

I'm under 25! It's not *annoying interfaces*; everything has some annoying interface aspect. That's very subjective. Personally, I prefer email to IM.

Remember, you're referring to the nerdy youth, not the normal ones. :)

Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

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