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Re: Can anybody tell me how to send HTML-format mail in gnus

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Can anybody tell me how to send HTML-format mail in gnus
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 22:12:15 +0300

> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:14:40 +0200
> From: "Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden
> >> You have to learn things to be able to use the power, but is not that a 
> >> different thing?
> > 
> > No.
> That was a very short explanation ;-)

That wasn't an explanation at all.  You asked a question and I
answered it.

> Let me try a (rather) short explanation.
> Maybe I can say that it is about organizing things creatively. Math is 
> one example. It can be very easy to use, but inventing some parts of it 
> was not. The power is at the hand of both skilled and unskilled users 
> (some of them making bridges, aeroplanes and atom bombs). They get that 
> power from the seed planted with creative thinking about some seemingly 
> difficult problems. That seed growed up as math.
> You do not have to be a genius to use math, but the invention of it was 
> surely an amazing thing.
> Math is a powerful tool for thinking. Yet it can be very easy to use. 
> The secret behind that is the organizing of thinking that math made 
> possible.

Sorry, Lennart, but this is not an explanation, either.  It's just a
bunch of slogans and generalities.  If you can explain how to make a
tool with thousands of buttons easy to use, please do.  For starters,
how does one decide _easily_ which sequence of the thousands buttons
to press?

And btw, I don't agree that math can be very easy to use (although I
use it every day).

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