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RE: html email

On 29 August 2006 03:41, Ethan Tira-Thompson wrote:

>> 100mb costs several hours of phone
>> bill.  It's NOT up to you to say what other people can or cannot afford. 
>> Who died and made you god?
> Uh, dude, we're talking about the mailing list *server* here, not
> individual recipients.  

  Oops, my bad.  I should have read more carefully.  But, ... 

> Individuals would each (by definition) only
> see a tiny fraction of that, and probably wouldn't even notice the
> difference, even on a modem.

  ... If all the emails are in html, every single individual on the list will
see a >100% difference, given that html emails contain the same text as a
plain text version in one section *and* the marked-up version *and* a bunch of
extra mime headers.  That /is/ still an imposition on people using dialup.

> Calm down, learn to juggle or something -- that's I did when I was
> stuck on a modem connection ;)

  It's not for you to tell people to be patient because you want to make them
wait while you send them lots of redundant information.  This "there's always
more speed/bandwidth/storage and we don't care about those who are using
old/outdated systems" is how microsoft got themselves and all of us into the
nightmare that is bloatware!

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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