Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Jul 2012 01:24 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "We're able to produce absolutely stunning websites and mobile apps with great interaction design. Interfaces that are smooth and fun and let us understand information without even trying. But when it comes to email clients, we get a bit of a boring feeling, like using an old piece of software from 10 years ago. I think we can do better. So let's do that." Great ideas and beautiful design by Tobias van Schneider, but why he would forcefully shoehorn this clearly digital UI into Mac OS X is beyond me. It has no place there. This just screams Metro.
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Author is wrong.
by tidux on Wed 11th Jul 2012 02:22 UTC
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

Email HASN'T changed. It's still RFC822 format messages, delivered over a network via UUCP or SMTP. Just because your retarded client has an HTML rendering engine built in and executes attachments by default doesn't make it a different protocol.

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RE: Author is wrong.
by pysiak on Wed 11th Jul 2012 08:38 in reply to "Author is wrong."
pysiak Member since:
2008-01-01

I'm pretty sure you understand he meant EMAIL as popular use case, not an IT system. So, you're correct, but this isn't about protocols and systems, but about widgets and clickables for end users.

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RE[2]: Author is wrong.
by tidux on Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:18 in reply to "RE: Author is wrong."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

What the hell is "email as popular use case?" It's a protocol. Words have meanings.

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