Nick Simicich wrote:
> I assert that you have given up no functionality that is actually
> meaningful in the context of communicating using e-mail. Please note
> that I consider the ability to set your fonts, sizes, etc, detrimental
> to this process --- I have a font that is easy for me to read and colors
> that are easy for me to read. Any changes to this slow me down and
> distract from the message.
I consider tightly integrated email and calendaring to be something not
doable in a standards-based environment and not to be given up.
I consider all of the things you consider detrimental to sometimes be
beneficial -- such as when delivering a presentation via email.
> Awww.....my heart bleeds for you. I put forth the assertion that the
> "functionality" you give up is mostly meaningless complexity and has
> nothing to do with the sort of communication that the real world systems
> we administer (e-mail lists) are designed for.
I totally disagree. Again: if a list also meets off-list or by chat,
integrated scheduling would be a boon. For that matter, delivering a
usable Java or ActiveX chat thin-client in a message body would be as well.