Remember Pine Email?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting article on colleges using MySpace instead of campus email to get information out to their students. In addition to this being a really interesting use of social software, the article also has one of the most hilarious headlines ever:

Email is for Old People

–Jane, simply priceless

9 thoughts on “Remember Pine Email?

  • October 3, 2006 at 4:16 pm
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    I do remember Pine! I installed it on my Linux-driven laptop last year and felt a wave of nostalgia for my undergrad days when the only email I had was Pine. Ach, I’m so old!

  • October 3, 2006 at 5:05 pm
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    Ah, Pine. Actually not a bad email program at all. I’ve noticed that most of our computer folks use it on their laptops. Old people rock and don’t you youngsters fergit it!

  • October 3, 2006 at 5:58 pm
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    Remember? Can you believe the staff in our library still uses it? Just recently we went to web-pine!

    Gotta admit, we don’t have email security problems.

  • October 4, 2006 at 7:48 am
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    I don’t use Pine. Used to. But I do use pico (in its reincarnation as nano). Does that count?

  • October 4, 2006 at 11:22 am
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    Hey, I *still* use Pine, by preference. It’s so much faster than the web interface I have to use when I’m on someone else’s computer.

  • October 5, 2006 at 3:48 pm
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    Gosh, seems like a lot of us have fond memories of pine. Maybe if we still used a super fast email system like it the kids would still be reading their email…

    And let’s be honest, would you rather get an email with 12 pictures of angels and cats or one with a picture drawn from individual letters and characters? Hmm, perhaps best not to answer that.

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