With reference to two amazing, calamitous and undernoted e-mails :
Ladies first, I was always told; but it also makes sense to take the
more recent e-mail first, I suppose.....
The 'King Canute' comment, repeated again by Chris de Cordova, is
simply a totally abject surrender to the computer-illiterate, and
business-unfriendly, activities of Microsoft : in relation to their
ill-conceived e-mail software (Outlook etc.)
The comment in both e-mails, that recipients of (their) e-mails are
familiar only with top-posting, is merely a "special case" of reading
a communication from the top downwards (and left-to-right as we do in
Isn't it time that all your benighted 'recipients' were /shown/ a
/properly/ formatted e-mail, which they can get to grips with
perfectly easily - just by reading it?
Having done it once, they will have no further difficulty; and will
wonder why the "Real World" always gets it wrong, at the same time
being amazed at what can be achieved in the New Millennium by sensible
use of computers.
Go on, the both of you, you know it makes sense.
Stop sending one-shot 'memos' like I was doing Way Back in 1952.
(Typed in the Pool, of course)
P.S. It is quite beyond me why Newsgroups and mailing lists should be
considered special cases. They are text, to be read line-by-line,
vertically - like everything else.
[end of a possibly justifiable top-posting]
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