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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Broswer...

From: Bela Lubkin
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx Broswer...
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 17:56:08 +0000

Robin Hamman wrote:

> I'm writing an article for The Guardian (UK daily) about the use of
> "retro" broswers such as lynx and mosaic. I need a copy of Lynx so that
> I can begin viewing the pages of today through the eyes of yesterday.

You're starting off with a completely wrong attitude.  Many of us use
Lynx because it's *better* than your supposed "future" browsers.  It's
faster and easier to use.  A pretty graphical interface may promote ease
of _learning_, but it almost never wins in terms of ease of _use_.

> I'm also planning on doing some research (I'm also a PhD student
> studying barriers to internet access) and would like to take Lynx with
> me on a trip to Africa where I will teaching people to use the net and
> build on it. I want to try out a number of browser types with my
> students there.

I've been on the road for 8 1/2 months (see web page in my signature).
I've been connecting to various ISPs and communicating with the world,
primarily through email.  When I do browse the web, Lynx is my tool of
choice.  But this was also true when I was in Santa Cruz, CA, both at
home (fulltime 128Kbps ISDN) and at work (fulltime multiple T1's).  I
only use nutscrape when a web page author has contrived, through sheer
laziness and arrogance, to make his page completely unusable without
seeing the graphics.


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