Jargons of Info Tech industry

John Bokma john at castleamber.com
Fri Aug 26 13:21:32 CEST 2005


Denis Kasak <denis.kasak at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike Schilling wrote:
>> 
>> Threaded mail-readers too, screen-based editors , spell-checkers, all 
>> useless frills.
> 
> Interestingly enough, I have explained my opinion in the part of the 
> post you have trimmed. On the other hand, things you mentioned are far 
> from being useless. They introduce no intrinsical slowdown due to 
> increased bandwidth consumation, nor potential security problems.

You can't be sure: errors in the handling of threads can cause a buffer 
overflow, same for spelling checking :-D

> They 
> have no downsides I can possibly think of

Some people never use them, and hence they use memory and add risks.

> and have many advantages. They 
> are useful. HTML on Usenet is not.

Of course can HTML be useful on Usenet. The problem is that it will be much 
more often abused instead of used.

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