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Lindsay Druett lindsayd@w...
Tue Apr 5 13:38:45 NZST 2005

David Hallett wrote:

> At 12:02 5/04/2005, Daniel Lawson wrote:
>> Bnonn wrote:
>>> Hi Greig. I wasn't intending to debate the issue or be contrary, and 
>>> as I said, I'm happy to send in plaintext. I was just rather curious 
>>> as to why it was such an issue for people given the age and 
>>> ubiquitousness of HTML.
>> As opposed to the age and ubiquitousnouss of plain text? I'd suggest 
>> people have been commmunicating in a written form without the aid of 
>> markup for, ooh, several thousand years.
> How then would you categorise different colour pens / paints and 
> calligraphy?

Yeah, but prior to the Mid 1970's, what came from the whole world into 
the respective living rooms was in Black and White :)

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