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Chris Angelico rosuav at
Wed Feb 12 18:56:57 CET 2014

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 2:17 AM, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On 2014-02-12, Ben Finney <ben+python at> wrote:
>>> In other contexts eg corporates, often the culture is the opposite:
>>> top-posting with strictly NO trimming.
>> I've never found a corporation that objects to the sensible
>> conversation-style, minimal-quotes-for-context interleaved posting style.
> I've always worked in corporations where the email "culture" is the
> Microsoft-induced "lazy and stupid" style as you describe.

Lazy, stupid, and vulnerable to a major privacy breach. I haven't
personally experienced this, but my Mum has on occasion: a (lengthy)
private conversation between two people in an organization, then they
come to a conclusion that should go public, and cc someone outside the
organization (my Mum, in this case) on the final email...... complete
with the entire history. Yup.


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