[nycbug-talk] ancient protocals
Wed Jun 16 16:56:30 EDT 2004
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Re: [nycbug-talk] IRC SERVER
On Jun 16, 2004, at 4:38 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> I've heard cool things about silc, but I'm +1 for sticking to IRC-
>> there's good reason it's been around so long...
> Yeah, the same reason people use POP3 and other retarded protocols..
> the specs are too stupid to get wrong so the client-server software
> interaction generally works as expected. No real good reason other
> than that :)
Completely understandable, but I'd rather argue that SMTP is flawed
analogous to IRC, (rather than POP3) due to the fact that the world
still continues to use Email due to larger than a critical mass
adopting it, regardless of it's flaws.
I'd also argue that for sanity's sake, some contexts make
ancient/flawed protocols a good choice to use, especially when they
aren't one's primary focus- (i.e. wanting to just use it and not get
bogged down training people how to use it, or managing the
software/infrastructure to maintain it). If that makes sense.
I'm not opposed to change, the opposite in fact, but I'd rather focus
on changing the things I can, and accept what is out of my personal
scope (as I begrudgingly do when using email daily).
Again, this is tempered by a whopping IMHO- and am interested in any
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