I keep choosing “old” technology: Film cameras, 900mhz phones, things like that. The latest is my mail client. I’d been using Mozilla’s Thunderbird since before it was really in any shape to be used daily. It’s a great piece of software, and free, but a couple annoying little bugs have recently caused me to give up and go back to using Mutt.

Mutt is a terminal based mail client for unix. Yep, I have to read my mail in a terminal window and use my keyboard to navigate and VI to compose messages. I can crank through mailing lists more quickly and compose messages faster this way.  Plus it’s almost completely configurable. Okay not almost, it is completely configurable. God I’m a geek.