Jargons of Info Tech industry
steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Sun Oct 9 12:19:46 CEST 2005
On Sat, 08 Oct 2005 20:43:12 +0000, Roedy Green wrote:
>>I liken it more to hating all viruses because some of them
> I take it then you avoid browsers or use Lynx? No you FIX the
> problems rather than wear a hair shirt.
No, I avoid browsers that are broken, e.g. those that have ActiveX. If
people send a link to a website that includes ActiveX, then no matter how
great the advantages, the disadvantages are more.
Likewise I avoid emails that are broken. If it looks like it will contain
avoid any mail client that can't display it in plain text.
And by "looks like", I mean "contains any HTML".
> Same for email. Why should
> rich expressions only be permitted to those with websites.
Because the disadvantages of HTML email are greater than the advantages.
If people mail me HTML mail, I make a snap judgement -- trash it or read
it? It is usually trash it. There are only so many emails with purple text
on indigo backgrounds that a man can read before deciding that the
tasteless, clueless masses should never been given the ability to format
> Some people use email PRIMARILY for sharing photos.
Which you can do by attaching the photo to the email. Even mutt or pine
can attach binary files to an email.
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