What happens, if MBAs manage developer ressources
IBM developerWorks for Lotus (the website formerly known as notes.net) is one of the premier ressources for Notes-Developers. Amongst articles, blogs, several forums and RSS feeds, it also offers a weekly e-mail newsletter summarizng „what happend on the site” in the last week.
Unfortunately, someone inside IBM decided to change the delivery service thereby changing the newsletter to the worse. For the last several weeks, the text/plain part of this mail only looked like this:
So if you are a developer who prefers his content as text only without fancy formatting, you are screwed. So what does IBM offer, that they require a fancy html-formatted newsletter? Take a look:
There is NO context, that can’t be transported as plain text. All we gain through the use of html inside the mail are some graphics (loaded via the web like spam) and a fancy table-based layout like we are in the 90ties of the last millennium. THERE IS NO CONTENT, THAT COULD NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE VIA text/plain !!!
The best „joke” of all is the website you get, if you follow the
If you are unable to read the HTML e-mail below, please view it online. link:
Tagged as: developerworks
, ibm, lotus, rant | Author: Martin Leyrer
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