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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RE[3]: Author is wrong.
by pysiak on Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Author is wrong."
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When you start doing business, working with the world (not just technical folks), communicating in a way that is understood by people you will find out that EMAIL is: someone's account, a button to send email, a document being sent, a concept which means that someone will get what you send. That it is WHAT YOU DO to achieve a goal.

EMAIL WAS RFC822 or whatever when it was used by a fraction of people.
EMAIL currently IS a USE-CASE. It's a verb.

So when this guy wants to describe something for the people, he uses words with meanings for those people. Not accuracy-loving geeks but normal-erring folks who share photos of their kids with their grandmas :-)

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RE[4]: Author is wrong.
by tidux on Wed 11th Jul 2012 15:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Author is wrong."
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That's what I like to call "wrong." I refuse to coddle people by condoning that level of idiocy.

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RE[5]: Author is wrong.
by pysiak on Wed 11th Jul 2012 15:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Author is wrong."
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I think the moment you start calling people idiots is the moment where you ought to rethink your strategy.

I'm pretty sure no reward comes from not giving people room to stray from definitions just for the sake of correctness to some point in time.

Some point in the past I realized that the world isn't what I wanted it to be and it's a lost fight to make everybody use proper terms and know everything I expect them to know, e.g. SPAM, RFC822, SMTP-AUTH, TLS, etc.

By the way, RFC822 does contain a single instance of: EMAIL or e-mail. It's just mail.

What is the benefit of this discussion anyway?

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