[oclug] UBB Fight
Shawn H Corey
shawnhcorey at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 11:15:39 EDT 2011
On 11-03-21 10:39 AM, Jon wrote:
> I used to think so... I've since changed my mind. Plain text offers
> little ability to enrich an email (to resemble a document) beyond basic
> ascii art or simple attachments. No clickable links, text emphasis
> (bold, italic, headers, etc), embedded media or custom stationary. IMO
> (which won't be shared by all, I know that), plaintext-only email is a
> holdover from 10+ years ago... in the same spirit, why not stick with
> basic carburetors on cars - they're simple and they work, right? Who
> needs that fancy gizmo gadgetry fuel injection?
> I guess I no longer believe in catering to the lowest common
> denominator. Bandwidth is cheap today, we all run GUIs and can run GUI
> email clients that can display html emails. Evolve, upgrade... or be
> left behind.
> Again, just my opinion. I'm not throwing this out to generate a flame
> war, rather, it's just a very simple observation of the inevitable
> progress in computing.
I like plain text since it doesn't contain malware. If you have HTML
With palin text I know what I'm getting.
Just my 0.00000002 million dollars worth,
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