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Re: lynx-dev Lynx for Dos

From: David Combs
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx for Dos
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 05:43:33 -0700 (PDT)

> From address@hidden Thu May 14 09:58:11 1998
> Date: Thu, 14 May 98 12:49:19 -0400
> From: address@hidden (Michael Sokolov)
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: lynx-dev Lynx for Dos
> Sender: address@hidden
> Precedence: bulk
> Reply-To: address@hidden
> address@hidden wrote:
> > Utter nonsense. Your "specification" as yet doesn't exist, so either quit 
> > flaming people like Doug who have managed to create a working DOS port of 
> > Lynx with little or no help from you or shut up untill you have actually 
> > created the "interface" you keep ranting about. 
> >
> > Personally, I doubt it'll ever see the light of day.
> Shut up yourself, son of a bitch!
> Sincerely,
> Michael Sokolov
> Phone: 440-449-0299
> ARPA Internet SMTP mail: address@hidden

Michael -- is there any way you can delay your
email responses for 5 minutes, before you compose them,
or at least to force yourself to review it five minutes
later, before actually sending them?

I've seen suggestions like "when you get angry
about a letter, write a response, a long one --
then throw both into the wastebasket".

This instant-response aspect of email, "just hit
'r' and start typing", doesn't make for a good working
environment, inherently adds a level of perceived
permanent anger.  We need some of that old-fashioned
delay back into process, where you had to think about
it a bit before replying, and that only after several
drafts of a hand-written letter.

This email-way-of-life isn't a total blessing.

Just my thoughts...


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