Marissa Mayer prefers Pine to Gmail
[mayer]Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products and User Experience at Google
confesses to CNN Money that she doesn't use Gmail for her business mail.
"I don't feel overwhelmed with information. I really like it. I use Gmail for
my personal e-mail -- 15 to 20 e-mails a day -- but on my work e-mail I get as
many as 700 to 800 a day, so I need something really fast. I use an e-mail
application called Pine, a Linux-based utility I started using in college. It's
a very simple text-based mailer in a crunchy little terminal window with
Courier fonts. I do marathon e-mail catch-up sessions, sometimes on a Saturday
or Sunday. I'll just sit down and do e-mail for ten to 14 hours straight."
Pine is a mail program developed at the University of Washington. It has a lot
of keyboard shortcuts and countless ways to sort, shuffle, and sift through
(Yes, I know she's also phenomenally successful, but so are MANY more people that don't share her methods)
Not this guy, who worked at Google from the start:
Urgent mail is expedited at his secretary's discretion, of course.
From: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [git pull][resend] Input updates for 2.6.22-rc7
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 01:11:27 UTC
On Fri, 6 Jul 2007, Jesper Juhl wrote:
> > I'm constantly surprised by just how _many_ ways MUA's find to screw up.
> 'pine' actually seems to work pretty damn well once you disable the
> flowed-text "feature".
Yes. And 'alpine', it's modern version, does even better, but you also
need to make sure to disable "downgrade-multipart-to-text".
I've been using alpine for a while now, and it's nice to see it be utf-8
capable and able to handle other charsets well.
So as a former pine user, I can recommend upgrading.