>From a social mailing list I'm on...
From: Dave White
yah know folx, sometimes i fuck up in a really spectacular method.
no great surprize there. but at least i admit it.
as some of you know, America-OnLine [AOL] has recently provided their
customers with internet access. these users have been flooding
mailing lists and news groups with new users who do not know much
about how the internet works.
on one of the internet news groups, i recently posted a mild flame /
gentle hint to the aol folx on how to make their post more acceptable,
on a style basis. which included proper indentation of quotes, and an
80 character line length.
i recieved several responses saying that they would really like to,
but that the damned proprietary editor they had to use would not let
i thought about this, then started to laugh. the AOL software is
based on QuantumLink, which in turn was based on PlayNet's software.
including a certain damned proprietary editor I wrote back in 1982.
argh. legacy software that has not been kept up to current standards.
DUH! flaming people for using some brain damaged software, that I
["Mom and dad say I should make my life an example of the principles I
believe in. But every time I do, they tell me to stop it." calvin]