[mailhist-discuss] first threading?
craig at aland.bbn.com
Sun Jun 3 12:40:00 PDT 2012
Interesting question -- might the ability to display email on a particular
topic apply? That is, a rudimentary search for "threading" would display
your original note and replies such as this one. If so, then I think
HERMES and MH might have been first, as they both placed some emphasis on
In this context, threading is simply smart searching.
> Vittal's MSG program was first to create a reply (answer) command. This
> permitted easy interaction for a conversation.
> On the receiver's side, I believe that MUA threading made it possible to
> review extended conversations with fundamentally more ease than
> previously. Today we take it for granted, but working through multiple
> conversations over time, even with automatic filing into separate
> folders, was a challenge. IMO, threading largely fixed that.
> The later construct of "conversation" might also be notable, but I'm
> personally less impressed with it as a paradigmatic enhancement.
> We should try to find the first support for a 'thread' construct. Any
> suggestions? Any documentation?
> If there is consensus to also list the 'conversations' construct, please
> make the case for it.
> Dave Crocker
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