Jargons of Info Tech industry
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
> 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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