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Re: [LOOP] Slimming down the digests
Hey -- watch it buddy! I vaguely resemble this email!!! ;)
At 9:39 PM -0700 1/17/06, Kris Hartung wrote:
>I say we all revert back to DOS and 8080/8086 machines, where the
>format of our boring text emails is at least complementary to our
Well, FWIW some of my fondest Internet experiences involve telnetting
into the text-only interfaces of Mindvox and The Well. This is when
a 2400 baud modem was speedy. And, the most ironic thing is that
through a vt100 term, 2400 baud *is* pretty speedy. Go figure.
>Better yet, let's become real men and women and get servers in our
>homes with UNIX on them,
I'm sitting here on a Powerbook running OSX. This *is* a Unix server.
I've also got an Ultra 5 and a couple of Fujitsu clones running
Solaris out in the dining room, if that's what you mean. Oh, and a
coupla Caldera and Red Hat boxes in storage. Um, and a old DEC Alpha
around here somewhere (unfortunately, no OSF1 however; Red Hat
again), and BeOS should probably count too...
>where we write all our emails in ELMS or edit them in VI.
No problems with elm -- or pine for that matter -- but pico is easier
to work with than vi for straight text editing...
>Whoops, sorry....I forgot to use caveman language. I hope the size
>of this message doesn't offend anyone.... :)
You speak caveman, me speak g33k. :)
"No more building up; it is time to dissolve..."