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-- now with attachment! [Apr. 25th, 2008|03:20 pm]
Beemer
There are a number of philosophical reasons why email attachments are evil and lame, but I have given in. It's just the easiest way to get files from A to B in many cases.

Here's what we need now: I want every mail client, including (especially!) web-based ones to do a very simple scan of a message's text when the 'send' button is pushed. If I wrote the word "attach" (or "attached" or "attaching"), and the message has no attachments? Pop up a dialog and ask me if I have forgotten the attachment before sending it. Because man am I tired of sending email saying "oops, forgot the attachment"!
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[User Picture]From: jofish22
2008-04-25 09:44 pm (UTC)
I JUST WROTE EXACTLY THE SAME THING IN AN EMAIL.

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One of these days I'm going to write an extension to my mail program which looks for the word "attached" or "included" in email messages, and will at least *ask* if you don't have something attached. Sorry about that.

Jofish

Joseph 'Jofish' Kaye wrote:
> My dear thesis committee:
>
> Chapter 4 attached for your reading pleasure.
> Next week I'll send chapter 5 on methods and chapter 6, conclusions. I'll also get you a single document with all the chapters in it for ease of reading. (Uh... I think we call that document a "thesis".)
>
> Jofish
>
> ps. Mike, I would be particularly interested in your thoughts on my characterization of the ethnomethodological epistemological orientation in this chapter and its relationship to other phenomenological epistemological orientations, particularly the pragmatist.

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