Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Dec 2007 16:27 UTC
Mac OS X Since my Cube could not run Leopard, and I did not have any other Macs, I was unable to delve into Leopard right away. Apple NL was kind enough to fix this problem for us, by generously loaning me a brand new MacBook with Leopard installed so I could review it for OSNews. Read on for the findings.
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RE[6]: Stationary
by djst on Sat 8th Dec 2007 18:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Stationary"
djst
Member since:
2005-08-07

E-mail doesn't work like any of the things you mentioned, because they're all “published” and you choose to view them (and when, and how). E-mail isn't like that.

Do you really not understand the fundamental similarity in model? Just think about it.

E-mail works exactly the same as personal letters and postcards: the sender decides how it's formatted.

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RE[7]: Stationary
by nevali on Sat 8th Dec 2007 18:37 in reply to "RE[6]: Stationary"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

E-mail works exactly the same as personal letters and postcards: the sender decides how it's formatted.


You're half right.

E-mail, by and large, is a business, not personal, communication tool.

If people sent business mail the way they did e-mail, they'd invariably find themselves looking for a new job.

And yes, the sender does decide, but that doesn't mean they have the final say when the technology is far from rocket science to allow the recipient to have final say (which is more than can be said for personal letters and postcards—having difficulty reading the handwriting on a postcard isn't exactly uncommon, but the equivalent is trivially avoidable in e-mail).

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RE[8]: Stationary
by BluenoseJake on Sat 8th Dec 2007 20:42 in reply to "RE[7]: Stationary"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

E-mail, by and large, is a business, not personal, communication tool.


WTF? Email is both, or doesn't your grandmother write you email? Send you pictures? Everybody I know does.

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