Text-mode in a GUI world?

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – IntroductionIn principle, I'm a text-mode/command-line/console/terminal junkie. If I could practically work on a machine without X, I would. Having said that, how practical is it to stick to text-mode applications? I'm beginning to realize that text-mode maybe isn't compatible with the way "the Internet" works in 2012.EmailI love mutt, but stopped using it a while ago because the GMail interface is awesome. What about HTML emails or emails with image or document attachments? Yes, you can launch an external viewer, but GMail "just works" because it shows all o (HowTos)