Date: Thu Nov 16 2000 - 04:54:15 MST

Sean Kenny writes:
> Someone's just pointed out the HTML nature of my last post, for which I'm
> going to quickly apologise before the standards fuehrers start to get on my

Too late already.

> case. However, although this standards debate has been to death on many
> lists, I do still think that communication should be maximised in any

Also, on this list. Consult the archive (if it's working, that is).

> debate. I would much prefer that this list was a multimedia experience. It

I think it's a Bad Idea. Nothing against chat rooms, irc, streaming
video or VR -- but it would be a major mistake trying to make email do
the tricks it wasn't designed to do. There are certain expectations on
the format, the content, the size and the resource demand implicit in
email use, which you just break if you make it jump through the wrong

> would be much more entertaining to see people expressing their opinions (and
> probably revealing) as well as reading them. Excite already supports
> videomail egroups. Transhumanists should be at the bleeding edge (where,
> incidentally, they appeared to be when I first discovered them 5 years ago).

I presume this means you volunteer for several project slots on ExI-projects?

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