End of ADS-L Digest - 31 Aug 1995 to 1 Sep 1995 *********************************************** There is one message totalling 23 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. uuencoded files, etc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 2 Sep 1995 14:16:32 -0400 From: ALICE FABER Subject: uuencoded files, etc. With regard to the whole uuencoding fiasco, a few comments. My problem with the message was not its being uuencoded (if someone sends me something in a format I can't read, I won't read it; if they want me to read it, they'll send it in a format I *can* read, like good old text!), but its length. I get ADS-L in digest form, to keep my mailbox from being cluttered up with 20-30 messages a day. When the second message in the digest is 20-30 screens long and gibberish, there is a very strong likelihood that I'm not going to hit return that many times but instead will trash the whole digest. If I'd done that this time, I would have missed a lot of interesting stuff. For this reason, I very much appreciate Allan Metcalf's offer to created a mailing list for the NEH messages; they're important, but I often don't have time to deal with them, and they decrease the likelihood that I'll see the rest of what's in the ADS-L digest for that day. Alice Faber faber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]haskins.yale.edu