--On Friday, July 05, 2002 11:36 AM -0400 Bernie Cosell
> This isn't the place to engage in a side thread on HTML email, but I'll
> just mention that "plain text" email is really the wave of the past.
> Almost from the day email was born, a *LOT* of folk didn't like 'plain
> text'. The programmers, who were pretty used to plain text for source-
> code, were pretty comfortable with plain text, but few others were and
> the quest for something better began almost from the outset.
And I'll just mention that when this subject comes up, we debate it - in
PLAIN TEXT - without so much as a second thought.
The truth is that there is a direct correlation between how focused a list
or a thread or a group of email conversationalists are on an external topic
of interest - ANY topic, even the topic of formatting mail - and how much
they could give a s*** about whether what they read and write is in italic
bold Algerian pink-on-puce.