Strange Email Fact of the Day

6 December 2007 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

Donald Knuth, creator of \TeX and generally considered World’s Greatest Living Computer Scientist, hasn’t had an email address since 1990. “I’d used email since about 1975, and it seems to me that 15 years of email is plenty for one lifetime.” Hmmm, I got my first email address in 1989, so maybe I’m due for a break. I don’t think snail-mail will do it for me, however.

Jeff Tucker finds gmail revolutionary, but I think it has important weaknesses as well as strengths. I use imap and archive really old messages to my local workstation, where they are indexed for easy search by Google Desktop. Of course no protocol is perfect, and I’m eager to see what the market will come up with next.

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