Re: Abolist offline newsreaders?
From: John A. Stanley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 1999 11:38:20 -0600
In article <Vigj24uYO9KM089yn@stack.nl>,
email@example.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet) wrote:
>In article <199901020642.WAA20818@ shell1.ncal.verio.com>,
>Howard Schwartz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> So why use yarn, or an offline anything to download huge amounts of news?
>The main benefit of an offline reader is that it saves online time.
>If you have a leased line, fixed-rate local calls, 0800 numbers for
>your Internet access, or anything like that, then you won't care if
>it takes a bit longer online to get the news you want. If you have
>a dial-up line, or you pay by the minute (like me), then you'd most
>likely appreciate any solution that saves online time. It is much
>more relaxing if you can just download a big pack of news, then take
>the entire day to read it.
When I first started going online, everything was a long distance
call for me, so offline reading was essential. But, even now, with
local Internet access, I stick with Yarn because I like being able to
edit and re-edit articles before posting, I love Yarn's search
features, and the pseudo-newsgroup treatment of listserv traffic is
indispensable. And, when I was still spending time in Florida and
dialing into my gate.net shell on a local call, the keystroke latency
when using Tin was annoying as hell. I'd much rather do something
else while a huge SOUP packet is downloading and process it
efficiently offline with Yarn.
John A. Stanley email@example.com