Oh, well, thinks like that do happen, and there's not much you can do about
it. I use MS-MAIL, and a lot of times, I don't even GET some of the
messages :-( I hate it, but it's all my computer will run. It seems like
every reader has it's problems.
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: Re: FW: Dos v2.11 apology
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 1998 5:03 AM
Sorry for the empty message back a bit. I understand some people were
annoyed. Let me explain for those who don't use Pine as a mail reader.
The cancel command ctrl-c and cancel ctrl-x are easy to mix up. Its
as annoying as when using Telix and wanting to shell
out (alt-j) and
accidentally hang up (alt-h). Yes, you are prompted to make sure you want
send after ctrl-x but if your not expecting it, simply
cancel, hitting the return is done before the prompt is even seen. Also,
being a reasonably fast typist leads to mistakes of overconfidence in
has been typed. Remappimg the keyboard would be the
obvious answer but
after once doing so I caused new problems, so I don't bother.
I promise it will never happen again.