Jargons of Info Tech industry

l v lv at aol.com
Tue Aug 23 19:03:47 CEST 2005

Mike Schilling wrote:
> "l v" <lv at aol.com> wrote in message 
> news:1124804082_1011 at spool6-east.superfeed.net...
>>Xah Lee wrote:
>>>(circa 1996), and email should be text only (anti-MIME, circa 1995),
>>I think e-mail should be text only.  I have both my email and news readers 
>>set to display in plain text only.  It prevents the marketeers and 
>>spammers from obtaining feedback that my email address is valid.  A 
>>surprising amount of information can be obtained from your computer by 
>>allowing HTML and all of it's baggage when executing on your computer. 
>>Phishing comes to my mind first and it works because people click the link 
>>without looking to see where the link really takes them.
> A formatting-only subset of HTML would be useful for both e-mail and Usenet 
> posts. 

I would *agree*  (your news reader may bold that last word)


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