[LINK] Request to Qantas to Keep Offering Plain Text Email

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Thu Nov 8 17:12:03 AEDT 2012

On 08/11/2012, at 4:43 PM, Karl Auer <kauer at biplane.com.au> wrote:

> On Thu, 2012-11-08 at 16:34 +1100, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> I hate to admit this, but the move to HTML doesn't bother me in the
>> slightest. I don't even care if they track my reading of the message.
> Your choices. It doesn't mean diddly in any rational public policy
> debate, any more than my preference would.

I hadn't realised that Qantas was bound by public policy. One thing I sometime enjoy about Link is the ability to express personal views, and to mull over other people's perceptions of the world. 

I sincerely apologise for making no useful contribution whatsoever to policy debate.

>> Marketing communications are here to stay
> Communication is one thing. If they communicated, we'd all be a lot
> happier and safer. But it's not communication. It's exploitation on the
> back of deception.

Perhaps surprisingly, I am happy and safe in spite of receiving HTML communications from Qantas. I don't even feel deceived. 

I am, however, rather more passionate about slavery, forced labour, forced prostitution, pillaging of resources, abduction and other travesties relating to exploitation.

I'm not prepared to admit that HTML communications from Qantas warrants any of my time, other than to object to their process of informing customers, and to grumble quietly on Link.


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