Why one cannot recommend the freerunner as a daily phone (was Re: Is a FreeRunner sufficient for me?)

David Fokkema dfokkema at ileos.nl
Fri Jun 26 10:27:55 CEST 2009

On Fri, 2009-06-26 at 02:09 -0400, David Ford wrote:
> people have different ideas about how to use their devices.  regarding 
> netiquette, opinion varies and there is no one solution which fits 
> everyone best.  not every wants to use text based clients, nor scroll to 
> the end of a page.  regardless of it being near instant or several 
> steps, they are still unnecessary steps.  in the end this is, as it 
> always has been, a religious preference that some people attempt to 
> enforce passionately.  thankfully the passionate argument of 40 column 
> text has disappeared.

What do you mean?
40 columns? Way
too much for my
terminal! I read
this from punchcards
(extended version)
so that I really
need your mails to
wrap around much less
than 40 columns.
I hate people are
making so many
assumptions as to
what terminal I'm
using to read their
mails. So, I agree
with your first



PS: This thread
alone has made for
a nice stack of
cards. Still think-
ing about ways to
use them...

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