Digest efficiency

Subject: Digest efficiency
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 03:54:57 -0700

>Eric, the only reason I abandoned the *digest* was that it was too
>inconvenient to respond to messages. I'll go back to digest format
>if it's better for the list and you can suggest a way to rapidly
>respond to postings.

It took me under a minute to get the above text out of the digest and into
this message. That seems convenient enough and fast enough for me. Of
course, I'm using Eudora in a cut-and-paste environment. Those of you stuck
in unix environments need to be a little more resourceful, but I suspect you
could do it even faster if you were clever with emacs or shell scripts.

Maybe it's not so bad if replying to a message takes a little time and
effort. Some of the shoot-from-the-hip replies I've seen would improve with
a little thought. ...RM

Richard Mateosian Technical Writer in Berkeley CA srm -at- c2 -dot- org


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