cultural norms (was Re: What does Python fix?)
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Fri Jan 18 20:29:32 CET 2002
> You've posted enough that I think I don't really need to spell this out
> for you...
I try to provide context where appropriate and I do try to follow the
norms--where they make sense. I also try to be open to correction. I fail
sometimes. Oh well.
> There's a big difference between the behavior one chooses in one's
> personal life (as exemplified by my .sig) and the behavior one uses in
> interacting with other people, particularly in public. For example, I
> think that few people in this newsgroup would pay attention to a post
> written in Japanese. Top-posting falls into the latter category.
I entirely agree. I was merely trying to make the very simple point that
top-posting is not ALWAYS bad. I probably didn't do this very skillfully
and now I tire of the discussion.
By the way, I enjoy your posts--you have the rare ability to be informative
and entertaining at the same time.
I meant no offense; I was just trying to have a little fun with your sig--my
tongue-in-cheek comment was not intended as some unassailable mountain of
cultural anthropological argument. Or was it?
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