[Standards-JIG] email best practices JEP

Jason Salaz jason at zenenet.com
Fri Sep 22 16:31:28 UTC 2006

Just wanted to *ditto* Hal:

On 9/22/06, Hal Rottenberg <halr9000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/22/06, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> > The email protocols, as a whole, are considerably more extended than
> > XMPP, and represent a vast installed base that makes XMPP usage look
> > like a minor blip
> <snip lots of good detail>
> While I agree with all of your reasoning, I think that you
> underestimate the ability of the consumer to move the market.  You do
> know it's already done with Gmail right?  Gtalk is perfectly
> integrated inside of the Gmail client.  I have no idea but I bet users
> love it.  If my jabber client slot wasn't already well occupied, I'd
> be using this feature of Gmail.

A friend of mine currently has no reason to install a Jabber client.
(Sorry Hal, I've pushed him towards Psi, but doesn't feel the need
He uses the Talk interface integrated into GMail, and both of us carry
on our conversations.
It floats his boat, and I use my Psi install. Google has a very good
thing going with everything they're doing with/for XMPP, and as long
as they press forward (not that I see any reason why they wouldn't),
good things will only continue.

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