Why don't you respect the mail threads?!
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Wed Feb 21 17:00:01 CST 2018
On 02/21/2018 03:50 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:
> That's me, I expect.
I'm not naming any names.
I have sent an email to the person directly with a polite inquiry. I
see no point in pointing fingers.
> I used to use a TOPS-20 email reader called MM, and when I moved my
> email to a Unix machine, there was a version of MM I used there, then
> something happened (I forget what) and I couldn't use that any more.
I find it amazing the number of things that I can learn by reading TUHS
Granted, I do miss some things when threads I'm ignoring fork without
actually starting threads. Oops!
> I do have access to a more modern email reader (Eudora), but don't like
> it; I just stick with old, simple stuff I know how to use. I don't have
> the spare brain cells / energy to switch.
I think that everybody should have the option to choose what ever
software / hardware they want to use. If you want to flip switches on
the front of an Altair to ""type an email, after reading 5-bit punched
paper tape, then by all means, more power to you.
Read: I know how I would react if someone told me how I should do
something, so far be it for me to try to tell someone else how they
should do something.
That being said, I may inquire how / why someone is doing something,
along with what prompted me to ask the question. - My intention is to
(hopefully) alleviate my ignorance of a situation and to make the other
party aware of something. - What said other party does with said
information is /their/ prerogative.
> After going through I've-forgotten-how-many editors (starting with TECO,
> then 'ed'), text formatting systems, operating systems, email readers,
> etc, etc I have a very simple rule about switching software: is the old
> stuff I'm using utterly, irretrievably unusable? If not, ignore the new
> stuff. Eventually it'll be obsolete too. And in the meantime, I'll have
> saved countless cycles by not going through the hassle of switching to
> it. Life's too short.
I see the logic in what you're saying.
If it works for you…. Far be it for me….
Grant. . . .
unix || die
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