Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Chris Knipe savage at
Tue Jun 16 13:46:08 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 3:35 PM Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>

> On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 9:29 AM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
> >
> > 1) Not everybody buys the bargain basement item.
> >
> > [snip]
> > 3) In virtually all cases, I never buy the entry level product of any
> > line. It is almost always the first one to go obsolete and/or not be
> > supported by its creators.
> >
> News for you:
> 1. Not everyone is made out of money or works for someone who is
> 2. Some of us have more useful things to do then buying tech we don't need
> like paying the rent and putting food on our table
> 3. To deny that the above facts are not true for at least some people is
> the height of lack of empathy and/or the understanding needed to pick the
> right defaults for a system that needs to be useful to as many people as
> possible.
We are talking about

It would -seem- to me (personally at least), the majority is kept back to
cater for the minority. As I've said in my initial post, I will use
whatever MUA I want, and I will send email in whatever standard I deem to
be acceptable.  It would -seem- to me, that the problem is YOUR choice of
MUA that cannot decode / display said email correctly, and not mine that is
not encoding it correctly.

If you want to use old / outdated technologies, that is your choice.  I
know of many, many freelancers having even better hardware than I.  If you
choose to be stuck in the old age, then so be it.  The majority, can't be
technologically held back to cater for the minority. If you depend on said
tech to generate income to pay rent and put food on the table (like all of
us btw, not just you), common sense would dictate that you'd want to
continuously improve on said tech to be able to use the latest and greatest
technologies to woo said clients and get the business in order to get the
$$$ you need to pay the rent / put food on said table.

No my friend, it is your CHOICE to be stuck in the stone age... In fact,
the entire tone of your message basically reads "I use old tech, and
therefore it MUST be supported"....


Chris Knipe

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