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Friday, April 11, 2008

Why I use Gnus: Reason #1

For the sheer language and wisecracks in the manual. For example

Gnus gives you all the opportunity you could possibly want for shooting yourself in the foot. Let's say you create a group that will contain all the mail you get from your boss. And then you
accidentally unsubscribe from the group. Gnus will still put all the mail from your boss in the unsubscribed group, and so, when your boss mails you "Have that report ready by Monday or you're fired!", you'll never see it and, come Tuesday, you'll still believe that you're gainfully employed while you really should be out collecting empty bottles to save up for next month's rent money.

With entries like that in the manual, even if you don't understand anything in it the first time around, you'll come back for more.

But then I'm one of those weirdos who can happily spend hours reading the manual, sometimes.

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