Aside from eye-candy appeal I can think of no benefit to the HTML 
presentation of e-mail.  Plain text works for everybody. 

Additionally, imho, with dozens of mailing list e-mails each day, the HTML 
presentations are no longer eye-candy but eye-jolting as we leap from 
garish color, to 3" font, to backgrounds that are nearly the same color as 
the type, to my wife's favorite, the small throbbing hearts with an arrow 
through them.

I'd hope that we stayed with ASCII plain text too.  (Besides, not all 
e-mailers play nice with HTML, Lotus being just one.)

_______________________
Booth Martin
boothm@earth.goddard.edu
http://www.spy.net/~booth
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Don <dr2@cssas400.com>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
01/05/2000 11:12 PM
Please respond to MIDRANGE-L

 
        To:     Eric Kempter <eric.kempter@RobertMondavi.com>
        cc:     "'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'" <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
        Subject:        RE: Re[2]: A silent Y2K bug



SOrry Eric,

I use PINE as my general editor...it's ALOT faster than html...



On Wed, 5 Jan 2000, Eric Kempter wrote:

> Come on folks.  There is no reason why people shouldn't have HTML 
compatible e-mail processor by now.
> 
> Eric Kempter
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: 
> > Sent:                Wednesday, January 05, 2000 12:56 PM
> > To:          MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> > Subject:             Re[2]: A silent Y2K bug 
> > 
> > 
> >      Glenn, 
> > 
> >      Could you please turn off HTML in your posts? It's hard to see 
what 
> >      you're saying underneath all of this stuff.
> > 
> >      thanks
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > ______________________________ Reply Separator 
_________________________________
> > Subject: Re: A silent Y2K bug 
> > Author:  <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com> at INET_WACO
> > Date:    1/4/00 9:46 PM
> > 
> > 
> > At 08:57 PM 01/04/2000 EST, Hank Heath wrote:
> > 
> > >Just got word of a Y2K bug in the medical world. Hospitals have to be 

> > 
> > >concerned about onset of illness. I just talked with a support person 
who had 
> > 
> > >to deal with an onset of illness date of 12/31/2000 because of date 
> > 
> > >interpretation.
> > 
> > >a
> > 
> > >+---
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> > Hank
> > 
> > can you  expound on this  some  more. Origin of  error, work around, 
etc, etc.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > <bold><color><param>0000,0000,ffff</param>Best of Y2K and  the New 
> > 
</color><color><param>ffff,0000,0000</param><bigger><bigger>e</bigger></bigger><
> > olor><color><param>0000,0000,ffff</param> 
> > Millennium</color><color><param>ffff,0000,0000</param><bigger>,
> > 
> > </bigger></color></bold>
> > 
> > Glenn
> > 
> > __________________________________
> > 
> > Glenn Ericson, 
> > 
> > IBM Certified Specialist 
> > 
> > <bold>Phoenix Consulting LLC
> > 
> > </bold>East Elmhurst NY 11370-3164 USA 
> > 
> > Phone 718 898 9805         Fax 718 446 1150
> > 
> > 
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