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David Porter jcm at bigskytel.com
Mon May 8 20:52:59 EDT 2000

* David Bolen <db3l at fitlinxx.com>:
> <ASIDE> 
> Oh, and BTW, if you don't mind a small nit of mine showing through and
> a little constructive criticism - with respect to your comment about
> not liking typing, and thus ignoring mixed case.  Please remember that
> far more people read a posting than the individual that creates one.
> All lowercase text is inherently harder to read and parse visually, so
> your small savings in typing time (not having to hold down the Shift
> key) makes it harder for readers to read your posting.  The savings on
> your part translates into far more waste in energy - at least in
> aggregate - on the part of all the readers.  I think it's worth the
> time when writing a message to pay attention to such items whenever
> possible.
> </ASIDE>

Yet another aside, but I don't think you would have even mentioned this if
it was Fredrik Lundh who did the posting. Or am I wrong?


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