> At 11:50 a.m. 03/27/98 +0000, Sam Michel wrote:
> >It is only going to be a matter of time before the
> >overwhelming majority of email users have the capability to include HTML in
> >their email.
> Overwhelming majority? I think you may overestimate these
> numbers. I'm also not convinced that an "overwhelming" majority
> (or any other type of majority) is all it takes to overrule the
> needs of the LCD minority -- especially when that minority will
> probably consist mostly of the economically or physically
Both Netscape Communicator and Microsoft Outlook Express are free
downloads, and MS Outlook 98 is available for free for a month or
so. Communicator runs on a variety of platforms. The only
remaining 'economic' argument is that you need a reasonably modern
display to use these programs or to see any advantage over plain
text. (I still prefer ELM myself, but old habits die hard).
I'd guess that there is already an overwhelming majority of people
who have html-aware mailers although they may not be using them yet.