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Date:      Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:37:26 -0400
From:      Aryeh Friedman <>
To:        Chris Knipe <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd
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On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 11:27 AM Chris Knipe <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 5:18 PM Aryeh Friedman <>
> wrote:
> The reason why a smartphone is called 'Smart', is exactly that.  It can
> load a multitude of email clients, all perfectly capable of rendering
> emails > 80 characters.

Again you missed the point completely it is not that the email is limited
to 80 chars it is the lines are and longer lines broken at unpredictable
places are unreadable.

And as your comment on SMS and gluing together not all phone users use
smart phones there are people who prefer and/or require dumb flip phones.
Good example is ultra Orthodox Jews (and I suspect other ultrarigious
people in other faiths) who consider the fact that you can access stuff
that is impure (i.e. porn, gossip [gossip is forbidden by the Talmud] and
foul language) on the Internet that using the Internet (except for work
and/or life critical applications) is forbidden (or at least to be used as
little as possible since many things require Internet access these days).
For this reason the same ultra Orthodox refuse to use smart phones and
instead use flip phones (you can buy "kosher" phones in  Israel but they
are incompatible with American networks).   Only smart phones will not
fragment the message.

Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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