Jargons of Info Tech industry

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Sun Oct 9 12:43:46 CEST 2005

On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 22:25:23 +0000, Roedy Green wrote about HTML emails:

> Just how long do you want to stall evolution?

Evolution doesn't mean "use whatever broken solution Microsoft and Hotmail
popularized, just because all my friends are using it."

If and when somebody puts out a good rich text email format, I'll use it.
Until then, I won't use HTML.

> Do you imagine people 200 years from now will be still be using pure
> ASCII text unable to find a solution to JavaScript viruses (turn off
> JS), pop-up( disable popups) etc.?

Firstly, I don't care what people will be using in 200 years. I don't care
if in 200 years the default email format is so big and bloated that it
takes three weeks to download even a single sentence, because I won't be
around to suffer.

If you think that people will be using the current data formats for email
in two centuries, you're crazy.


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