On Sunday 28 September 2003 21:19, Saswata Banerjee & Associates
Next LUG meet: 11 Oct 2003 around 4 pm - VJTI Mech
Its now time for you all to get out of the text only mode and move
over to GUI. The entire world has moved and ILUG is still stuck
GUIs are like pesticides - temporary gains and permanent damage. And
everybody pays for cleaning up.
there. The difference in size between text and html
mail is small.
Dont see in % terms, see in absolute. The total volume of mails on
the list is not enough to make a major difference in download time
even on a 33.6 modem.
I dont think that the internet (or ip communications ) is
only to this list. If you take the Signal to noise ratio of plain
text to html, html is unneccessarily cluttering all communication
channels. Lets do our bit and nip the noise from mails. Wether
filtering it is easy or not is besides the point:
1) once it leaves your box it has added approx. 33% noise
2) Dont see why polluters should noy be penalised
3) Dont see why public resource (computing power storage space etc.)
should be wasted on characters who dont care (as one of the posters
The only problem would be if someone puts in
heavy graphics as a background for the mail page. I havent seen
anyone on the group making a mistake on that.
Wait a little and we will have another long list of rants and args
along these same lines - Subject: should we allow personal logos, sig
tunes and jingles in mails. Come to think of it that might be fun.