The perception is that email comes to me. The reality is that I must
launch an mail client - and the client must retrieve messages from
the server; normally at regular intervals.
What is the difference between launching an email client vs. going to
a Web forum? Furthermore, the network is the same (the Internet).
The main difference is that replies under the mail client are mailed
to a list server (out on the Internet) which reflects them back to my
mail server, while forum messages go directly from the browser to
So what makes email better?
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