Re: B R E V I T Y P L E A S E!

Subject: Re: B R E V I T Y P L E A S E!
From: Gerry Bourguignon <GBourgui -at- LAVASYS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 10:07:33 -0500

My sentiments exactly!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kat Nagel [SMTP:katnagel -at- EZNET -dot- NET]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 1:21 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: B R E V I T Y P L E A S E!
> -----Original Message-----
> >How come it is that people on this list want to cut and paste
> the entire
> >post and the entire header when replying? Brevity, please.
> >
> >Bob Maxey
> >3Com
> I don't think there are very many people who deliberately cut and
> paste all that junk.
> I'm playing with several email applications at the moment (PC as
> well as Mac), and I'm beginning to understand why so many people
> do dumb things like quoting whole digests and sending messages
> with 18 sets of nested headers. The problem is that many email
> applications quote the complete original message---in full gory
> detail---as a default. We actually have to REMEMBER to cut the
> garbage out. For someone in a hurry, that is a terrible burden
> <g>.
> A few applications, like Eudora Pro, make it easy to adjust the
> settings to safeguard against digest-quoting and
> header-forwarding accidents. Others, unfortunately, do not. (I am
> not mentioning Microsoft products or competing multifunctional
> browsers, here. No, I am not. EVEN IF THEY DESERVE IT. Oh,
> sorry. Didn't mean to shout.)
> If this were a perfect universe, each of us would be using
> software that let us work convieniently and comfortably while
> preventing us from annoying the recipients of our stellar prose,
> no matter what their peculiar preferences might be.
> I don't know about you, but the universe -I- live in is far from
> perfect. Each of us occasionally forgets which settings have to
> be changed for mailing lists. Each of us occasionally forgets to
> delete unwanted text from a reply. Each of us occasionally gets
> an attack of fumble thumb at the wrong time and unknowingly
> includes a full issue of a digest in a short reply.
> Them's the breaks.
> /K@
> who is putting LIFE2 on hold while LIFE1 goes into overdrive
> Kat Nagel__________________________________ LIFE1 pays for LIFE2
> LIFE1: technical writing/editing/web stuff (katnagel -at- eznet -dot- net)
> LIFE2: vocal chamber music performance junkie
> (playnsong -at- aol -dot- com)

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