David Cantrell david at
Tue Dec 13 13:15:41 GMT 2011

On 13/12/2011 12:41, Smylers wrote:
> David Cantrell writes:
>> On 12/12/2011 13:59, Simon Wilcox wrote:
>>> They were instead mainly using instant messaging tools and social
>>> networks like Facebook - and for most of them, when they joined Atos
>>> it was first time they had ever worked with internal email tools
>>> like [Microsoft] Outlook."
>> I do not, however, believe for one moment that recent graduates are
>> unfamiliar with email.  Even if only stuff like Hotmail or Gmail.
> I think that's the point. Mass-market webmail clients are sufficiently
> inefficient to use that they could easily seem to some as not having any
> advantages over instant messaging and the like. Exposure to Hotmail
> doesn't really hint at the features of say, Mutt.

Outlook doesn't really hint at the features of Mutt either.  Hotmail
*does* however, hint at the features of Outlook.  It hints at
frustration and unreliability.

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