On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 19:10:40 -0500, Frank Bell
On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 23:20:26 -0400, Trevor Gough <TGnot@invalid.> wrote:
What exactly is your definition of "evil?" It certainly is not the
standard definition that is attributed tohateful intentions/behaviors.
One example of evil is rape.
They lead to junking up email with a bunch of extraneous garbage.
They use up bandwidth, since emails using HTML and RTF are generally
duplicate--a plain text version and an attached "prettied up" version.
And there are persons in this world for whom bandwidth is still an
They lead writers to depend on decorations, rather than on skill with
crafting words, to express their thoughts.
They are akin to putting Christmas lights on automobiles--they attract
attention and distract the eye, but do not contribute to function.
Yep ... we have different definitions of "evil" notwithstanding some
fairly accurate assessments of yours regarding HTML and RTF email.
I think coloring, bolding, underlining, italicizing, smiley
faces/emoticons all contribute to communication. I liken such things to
"tone of voice" when listening to a person speaking. Different people can
verbalize the same thing with different tone and get very different
responses. I think one can deliver or underscore their email
communication better with these additional tools only available in HTML
and RTF formats.
I hope I am not considered 'evil' for having such beliefs. :)
I am an Oper-8-or!