To mark the 20th anniversary of MIME we hosted a live interview on Twitter – a “Twinterview” – with one of MIME’s co-creators Dr Nathaniel Borenstein. At 3pm on Wednesday our eyes were glued to our screens as the #MIME20 tweets came in thick and fast!
Here are the highlights, as we learnt a great deal about MIME from Nathaniel’s answers.
#MIME20 MIME provides a standard & simple way to identify & share any kind of data across platforms.
#MIME20 Without MIME, we’d have, in effect, hundreds of separate Internets, mostly vendor-specific.
#MIME20 Newer protocols, absolutely. But MIME as a data format is much easier for new protocols to adopt than replace
To our great disappointment there were no questions about Bellcore’s very own barbership quartet the Telephone Chords. But there were some enthralling questions about the meaning behind the name MIME:
The Twinterview came to a close at 4pm with this final question:
A big thank you to Nathaniel for being a great interviewee.
And of course thank you to all who contributed in the Q&A, we hope you all enjoyed participating and unearthed some new knowledge about MIME and emails.