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[Nmh-workers] What are and what should be the qualifications for a curre

From: norm
Subject: [Nmh-workers] What are and what should be the qualifications for a current nmh user
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 07:22:31 -0700

What education and skills do the current maintainers of nmh believe are
required for a competent user of nmh 1.6 ? I could well be wrong, but as far
as I can remember, nobody has ever made this explicit for any version of MH or
nmh. So I can hardly blame current developers for making this implicit.

Original versions of MH were used, after just a few weeks of training, by
secretaries who had never seen a computer terminal. The training also included
use of an Ambassador terminal, the Rand editor, and maybe a dozen UNIX
commands. Email has grown much, much more complex since then, so it would be
unreasonable to hold nmh 1.6 to that high standard But maybe some thought
should be given to what the standard should be?

In particular, trying to get mhshow to work, I'm beginning to wonder if I'm
qualified to use nmh 1.6.

    Norman Shapiro

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