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Re: List changes (actually saving email)
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: List changes (actually saving email)
- From: Harmon Seaver <hseaver@ZEBRA.NET>
- Date: Thu, 8 May 1997 09:40:16 -0500
- Message-Id: <199705081440.HAA12230@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Organization: Maddog Press
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I'm surprised at the number of people who print out email. Why do you
do this? You already have the perfect storage medium -- your harddisk,
and keeping it digital form allows you to search it so much easier. I
keep a *lot* of email -- have no idea what percentage, but there's over
a 1000 posts from this list alone and a am on about 15 lists.
Each post I receive automagically goes to the appropriate folder
according to the list (BookArts, Paper, Letpress, etc.) and I then don't
have to even sort thru them, or even read them. I can look at a folder,
sort it according to sender or subject or date or whatever -- delete
whole subject threads without even looking at them (although I know I
miss some good stuff that way, since people don't change subject
headings) or all the posts by certain individuals. I could also, if I
wanted to take the time, set up "kill files" to automatically remove
posts on certain subjects or from obnoxious individuals before I even
see them at all.
I mean, to each his own, but perhaps those who print out email just
aren't aware of the possibilities of dealing with email?
Harmon Seaver firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
"Facts an' facts, an' t'ings an' t'ings: dem's all a lotta fockin'
bullshit. Hear me! Dere is no truth but de one truth, an' that is
de truth of Jah Rastafari." -- Sir Robert Marley, 1978
Copyright, Harmon F. Seaver, 1997. License to distribute this post is
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