OT Annoying Habits (Was: when format strings attack)

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Sat Jan 20 16:52:13 CET 2007


Paul Rubin schreef:
> No.  Top posting has always been an aberrance.  It first appeared in
> Usenet when Usenet (a word whose etymology comes from "Unix" and
> "network") started attracting Microsoft Windows users, who were in the
> habit of using Windows products that top-posted.  That happened fairly
> far along in Usenet's evolution

Yep. The time when things started to go wrong is sometimes pinpointed as 
september 1993 and referred to as "Eternal September" 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September).

-- 
If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood
on the shoulders of giants.  -- Isaac Newton

Roel Schroeven



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