[racket] users Digest, Vol 114, Issue 64

From: Hendrik Boom (hendrik at topoi.pooq.com)
Date: Fri Feb 27 09:02:45 EST 2015

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 08:17:17PM -0800, John Clements wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:13 PM, John Clements <johnbclements at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:51 AM, Paul Ojanen <engineer at alum.mit.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Thank you for the notice and warning regarding the move to Google Groups.
> >>
> >> Will a Google group work well for people with just an email address and
> >> not Google accounts nor gmail accounts?  Or those unwilling to use them?
> >>
> >
> Heavens, yes. If a google address were required, we would definitely not
> make this change.
> Ironically, I'm personally looking forward to the change so that I can
> *stop* using my google address to post to this list.

Please make sure that gmane service stays, and that email is *not* 
sent in html format.

I've found the google groups web page to be almost useless for reading 
archived discussions.  Maybe it has something to do with the amount of 
framing and the loss of actual information space on a small screen.

reading email works.  But then I get to choose my email reader, and I 
don't get to choose the layout of the google groups HTML pages.

gmane is a lot better when read through a competent usenet reader.  
But, then, I get to choose the newsreader, too.

But neither email nor usenet is well-indexed, except for web archives.  
Which usually have their own imposed visual structure.

Ideally the indexes should get you to the actual content, with a 
minimum of framing.  Or rather, with the display mechanism and 
framing chosen by the user.  

-- hendrik

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