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nettime's avid reader on Sun, 26 Jun 2005 17:50:35 +0200 (CEST)


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   Re: <nettime> Books I Like                                                      
     Heiko Recktenwald <uzs106 {AT} uni-bonn.de>                                          

   Re: <nettime> Books I Like                                                      
     David Mandl <dmandl {AT} panix.com>                                                  



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Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:14:22 +0200 (CEST)
From: Heiko Recktenwald <uzs106 {AT} uni-bonn.de>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Books I Like

Dear Alan, Early Radio, Boswell etc all fine, but Firefox is
a piece of shit for me, like Mozilla ;-)

There is no MIME in Firefox ("Thinks they left out") and if you install
the MIME manager extension you dont get more than you have in Mozilla
which is not enough.

MIME has two sides, sotosay mailcap and mime.types. Mailcap is necessary
to associate a MIME type with an application, mime.types (on the client)
is necessary to associate the MIME type with an extension. But in Mozilla,
you dont get this extension in the browser cache, where is is
necessary, there are so many players with hardcoded extensions, you get
it only on the desktop if you save the file ("save as" or whatever).

So I really hope the next generation is more like lynx, that works nicenst
with .mailcap and .mime.types, or the good old Netscape.


Best, H.


> Firefox Hacks, Tips and Tools for Next-Generation Web Browsnig, Nigel
> McFarlane, O'Reilly, 2005. This book is of course based on the popular
> alternative web browser, which is both open-source and highly
> configurable. I'm not sure who - except for hackers and web artists -




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Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 08:37:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Mandl <dmandl {AT} panix.com>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Books I Like

On Sat, 25 Jun 2005, Alan Sondheim wrote:

> Let's remind ourselves that Semiotexte did Radiotext(e) in 1993, edited by
> Neil Strauss, and there is a lot of great information in it.

And co-edited by your Nettime colleague Dave Mandl.

    --D.

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Dave Mandl
dmandl {AT} panix.com
davem {AT} wfmu.org
http://www.wfmu.org/~davem




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