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Subject: Re: Outlook and attachments
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 19:42:48 -0600
I understand what you are saying and I view it differently. Yes,
the HTML, etc. are things of the future for those who can afford it. Be
catering to these people and pushing out those who are not HTML capable
who are discriminating against those who can't afford to get the latest
gizmos and gadgets. Yes, MS IE is free, if you have the system to use it
For example, I am home practically 24/7. The computer is my
window to the genealogy world and allows me to contribute. I cannot
afford to pay for internet access. I access via dial-up through my local
library which is text only and time limited. MS IE loaded on my computer
would be meaningless. I don't anticipate being able to afford to pay for
access any time soon. Should I stop researching or volunteering? I'm
not trying to be smart, I'm just trying to show you a different
prospective. Limited income is another reason I use JUNO for e-mail - it
is free. I cannot send or recieve attachments, HTML, etc. Should people
like me be excluded from being on mail lists because we can't afford to
pay for e-mail.?
What about those people that can't afford to rush out and trade
in their Mac for a IBM pc-combatible computer? Are we to exclude them.
EVERYONE CAN USE PLAIN TEXT! Using plain text does not
discriminate against anyone. Changing your mail options to plain text
does not cost you anything.
Just my two cents worth on the subject.
Shirley (Winkeler) Scott
Personal Web Page: http://www.angelfire.com/mo/winkeler/index.html
Lafayette Co MSGenWeb Project: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mslafaye
Mailing Lists: SHAW, womantalk
On Thu, 26 Feb 1998 17:35:31 -0700 "Gail Facini" <>
>I look at this like I look at Win 3.1. About 5% of Windows users still
>Win 3.1. But about 90% have Win 95. Win 98 will be out before this
>So, how long do we cater to the minority who have software and/or
>that is several years old? Some people still use DOS - do we wait for
>too? Since MS IE is free, and apparently Netscape is now too, everyone
>equal access to these updated email programs, right? Why would someone
>obtain the latest version? I realize that I am ignoring Unix and Mac
>here, but that's only because I fully admit that I know nothing about
>In sincerity, I am wondering what others consider an "acceptable" time
>period to wait for people to "catch up"? Or do you use a percentage of
>instead? I am really interested in getting feedback on this subject.
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