[Alpine-info] Re: Strange behaviour in deleting from Gmail
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Wed Dec 16 14:51:06 PST 2009
On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Barry Landy wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Dec 2009, Mark Crispin wrote:
> glad you are saying that, as I suspect I am one of the few
> individuals...! I remember criticising Unix long and loud for
> being totally unnecessary cryptic (as a relic of the need to preserve
> scarce disc space and band width).
I am the very last person in the world to defend the UNIX command line
interface. I have hated it for over three decades, and see no reason to
change my opinion today.
Two decades ago, I was dragged (screaming and kicking!) into UNIX from an
environment, now long extinct, in which people actually cared about
user-friendly command line interfaces. Sadly, most people think that
environment was "just like the Windows CLI", which is somewhat like saying
"a Trabi is just like a BMW".
-- Mark --
Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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