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Email 2.0

2013-05-17 21:43:46.161421+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-17 22:35:32.175044+00 by: meuon

the way the different mail UI's, gmail, outlook, yahoo, etc.. all format their mail, they have effectively done that. Some systems mail looks like crapola in the others, and when I set my defaults to plain text and make inline replies, people go nuts.

I hate it when they mix in special formatting and expect me to see that their comments are in blue.. or a different font and it doesn't display in whatever I am using at the time.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-17 23:27:44.795239+00 by: Dan Lyke

I think, though, that the author of that post was more targeting the lack of interoperability and distributed notions of identity, with that big "Want to reply? Join GMail!" button.

For some reason I thought that link had an additional link to http://aaronparecki.com/articl...8/1/an-open-challenge-to-app-net which I think goes deeper into the problem. We even have technologies for cross-site discussions and better distributed social media systems, but everyone's intent on recreating Facebook, with all of its inherent lock-in.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-21 00:37:05.46684+00 by: Mars Saxman

God I hate HTML in mail. Bad idea from the beginning, I said it was a bad idea, it turned out exactly how I said it would, and nobody seems to care. Hmmm.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-21 16:13:44.303359+00 by: Dan Lyke

HTML email, and JavaScript at all.

And, yeah, we're a few quiet voices shouting into the void.