Re: META doo-dah

From: Stirling Westrup (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 05:59:34 MDT

J. R. Molloy wrote:

> From: "Stirling Westrup" <>
> > I don't only use e-mail but I often find myself so burdened with work
> > that I can get 1, 2, 3 or even 6 months behind in my Extropians reading.
> > Quite often, when only a URL is given, one finds that the article has
> > long since vanished, either completely, or into some archive. Many
> > archives now charge for access, and even when they don't it can be hard
> > to find an article, when your only information was something of the form:
> >
> > "Here's a nifty breakthrough you should check out: http:....."
> Yes, I post the complete text now.
> What about pictures and graphs? You want the whole web page in HTML?

For now, I prefer just text. Possibly with URLs to *relevant* graphs. When
I'm in major catch-up mode, I print my whole extropians mail spool as a
500-page book, double sided, condensed down 4 pages per sheet and read it
while commuting. I've been meaning to write a simple html-renderer and
mime-parser front end on the text condenser, but I've never gotten around
to it. So, I normally can't see the graphs anyway. I usually just circle
interesting URLs and hunt them up on the weekend if I have time.

Anyway, the upshot is that html is

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