dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #1015

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Mon May 16 09:39:28 EDT 2005

JOdel had problems:

>Okay, okay. Now that's just too much altogether. I'l accept black type on a
>cyan background. I won't like it, but I'll accept it. Black type on a cyan
>background is still readable.
>This time (Digest #1015) it came in a black type on a BLUE background. That
>is NOT READABLE without a LOT of EFFORT! Whatever it is yo uare doing, please

Can one not teach one's computer to say words to the effect "sod this for a
game of marbles" and display any and all text coming into it in
black-on-white regardless of the whim of the sender?  My friend wot does my
tech has taught mine that this is possible... it simply ignores HTML
sillinesses, and has a black-and-white screen display in spite of however
many thousands of shades of colour sitting somewhere inside it feeling

oh, and it doesn't show any of the fancy fonts people may be using either,
it shows all email-related stuff in something called "mishawaka".

I find it all easier on the eyes that way.


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