Nick Simicich wrote:
> The problem is that at least some MLM writers are acting as if there
> were only one possible digest format --- and to some extent, I think
> that they should have called a "collection of mime message/rfc822
> messages" a "collection" rather than a digest. I suspect that most
> people think of an RFC1153 format digest when they think of a digest,
> and they think of something else when they get a mime format digest.
Funny -- I think most people think of an EDITED-DOWN collection when
they think "digest" -- you know, that it's ben pre-digested for them.
(Think digest -- think "Reader's Digest.") Most people who are not
mailing-list savvy ask why it is they're receiving all of those messages
if they subscribe to a digest, and why it doesn't sem edited and
selected for them.
It's a bad use of an English word for an almost-contradictory geekish