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Re: [Nmh-workers] What are and what should be the qualifications for a c

From: Bill Wohler
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] What are and what should be the qualifications for a current nmh user
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:35:39 -0800

address@hidden wrote:

> Bill Wohler <address@hidden> writes:
> >address@hidden writes:
> >
> >> Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
> >> (Half a year ago)
> >>
> >>>I've thought about the nmh target audience ... I guess my thinking is the
> >>>ideal nmh user be programmers who want a flexible MUA that can make use of
> >>>many of the features of the Unix command line.
> >
> >Way back when I was working at SRI in the 80's, our entire group,
> >programmers, scientists, and support staff alike, used MH. Thus
> >non-programmers could use MH, and that hasn't changed.
> But I bet that, like RAND, almost all, if all of your new users were within a
> few feet of more experienced users, probably running terminals into a time
> shared system -- no new users running a PC in Wichita.

No, I don't think our secretaries were that close to the developers in
skill. None that I knew of had ever written device drivers :-).

> AND, there was no MIME.
> So you had it a lot easier than contemporary developers.
>     Norman Shapiro

Bill Wohler <address@hidden> aka <address@hidden>

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