I already use my browser to read my email. I use Gmail to handle the mail from my domain. I can read it at home, at the coffee house or at my day job.<br><br>The argument that you have to start your browser seems thin to me. What is a mail reader if not an application as complex as a browser?
<br><br>A forum allows the _writer_ to sort the posting. I have yet to find an email filtering program that does works in a more than rudimentary fashion. A forum can be searched for keywords in much the same way that an email list can be searched.
<br><br>Posts stay on a forum. Much of the email on this list goes into the bit bucket for me. Advertising? Marketing? We don't have a working phone yet.<br><br>--Dan<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 7/23/07,
<b class="gmail_sendername">wim delvaux</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
On Tuesday 24 July 2007 00:06:55 Mickael Faivre-Macon wrote:<br>> Maybe you're right, and the whole point is here: mailing lists are for<br>> geeks and forums are for all other people. We should then have a web<br>
> based forum.<br><br>Are you sure ? I find personally a mailing is much easier. You get the<br>messages with your regular mail, you can sort them to a special inbox folder<br>to read them when you have time. Whereas a forum you need to start your web
<br>browser, generally wade through some pages to get to the location you want,<br>log on, use some user interface that changes from forum to forum.<br><br>Searching a mailing list is also easy : google or some searchable mail
<br>archive.<br><br>Adding another channel is counter productive. Focus all data in one location<br>and optimize that medium to the max.<br><br>W<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>OpenMoko community mailing list
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