Re: This has become a discussion about news readers...
Fri, 30 Sep 1994 08:08:12 +1000
> On Thu, 29 Sep 1994, Tim Sadler proposed:
> > Someone once uttered:
> > > If it's a choice between nn and tin, I'll take nn (I'd even
> > > take pine's news reading abilitles over tin!)
> > The simple fact of the matter is that tin is much easier to use than nn
> > no matter how much people dislike it. I vote for tin, but if I absolutely
> > have to I'll consider using nn, BUT only if I *have* to!!!
> How can it be easier to use if so many people dislike it?
> Liking software usually depends on its ease of utility - if the interface
> sucks, you hate it. tin's interface sucks, I hate it. (easy, isn't it?)
Not true - you have assumed that ease of use and goodness of interface
are related - they aren't. Degree of success upon first exposure is the
more likely determinant of how much you like a newsreader.
Install them all!
Better - someone write a new one in INTERCAL :-)