> > - Is there a client or a way to use Markdown?
This is a marginally related point. But do you, Drew, believe that there are possible advances related to email.
I know you are a fan of the plane text that we are using now and that you dislike html email. I very much agree
with the sentiment. But, surely it is not the final form of such technologies? What can still be improved?
Just asking for your opinion.
> I know you are a fan of the plane text that we are using now and that
> you dislike html email. I very much agree with the sentiment.
I do not think it is "sentiment". It is fact. Ask an impaired person
what he or she thinks about HTML emails.
> But, surely it is not the final form of such technologies?
The problem this technology solves is information transfer. Plain text
is "just" encoding.
HTML is used to improve interaction and readability, but not to improve
My point is that HTML does not add value to the encoding of the
information. Moreover, it complicates transfer between encodings (text
-> sound, text -> different language).
> What can still be improved?
Regarding the plain text -- some function that takes a text, understands
what you want to say, and rewrites the text in such a way it is compact
and better understandable.
Regarding the other encodings -- more tools to transfer between
encodings as text, picture, sound, movie. Invention of another
Regarding the HTML -- some function that takes a plain text and
automatically extend the text with interactions and readability (e.g.
automatically adds links to related articles, automatically emphasizes
headings). Please, note that such a function is not used to improve
encoding of the information to be transferred, but improves how the
information is consumed.