Re: Consider Non-GUI browsers

Subject: Re: Consider Non-GUI browsers
From: Dan Butler <DanButler -at- UPR -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 14:50:43 -0500

Hello --

There is a new email newsletter called the Naked PC which was started by PRIME
Consulting Company and myself. Most of our initial issue was devoted to Lynx,
how to use it, where to get it, where to find info etc.

We would love for you to subscribe of course but the initial issue can be found
on the back issues page at:


-- Dan Butler

Wilcox, John (WWC, Contractor) wrote:

> > ----------
> > From: Katav[SMTP:katav -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> >
> .
> .
> > when it occured to me that one thing overlooked by most (many) html
> > coders is the poor person who depends upon a Lynx (or similar) text
> > interface.
> .
> .
> > Something to consider ... and yes, Virginia, there ARE people out
> > there who - for one reason or another - lack a GUI browser or
> > supporting ISP connection. (My Free Net account is accessed via
> > Hyperterm and as $10 modem.)
> >
> I have Lynx available through a Linux shell account at my ISP. Though I
> haven't used it in probably close to a year, it is handy for doing speed
> searches, since text-based Lynx is probably 50 times as fast as either
> Netscape or Internet Explorer. But even when using Netscape 4 (which I
> have at home) or IE 4 (which I am forced to use at work), I find it very
> annoying to encounter pages where you have to load the graphics in order
> to do anything. It seems that most web designers assume that people
> either 1) just use the web to look at pictures or 2) have to be
> graphically stimulated while looking for information. (Perhaps this
> mentality was learned from the same school of thought that teaches that
> you will simply not be able to get your shopping done without top 40
> songs blaring overhead.)
> Regards,
> John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
> Timberlands Information Services, Application Delivery Group
> Weyerhaeuser, WWC 2E2, Box 2999
> Tacoma, WA 98477-2999 USA
> 253-924-7972 mailto:wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com
> (I don't speak for Weyerhaeuser, and they return the favor.)

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