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Subject: Re: Email ettiquette (was RE: windows won't detect my ipod)

Re: Email ettiquette (was RE: windows won't detect my ipod)

From: Tyler Wood <>
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 20:41:05 -0600

Nod, you've got a point there. I'm not used to posting after the previous
message; so this is how I'll usually do it, unless other people prefer I do
it another way.

Have a good day
- Tyler Wood

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glenn Ervin" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2007 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: Email ettiquette (was RE: windows won't detect my ipod)
> Actually, on a completely different topic and mostly from a social
> commentary perspective, I've noticed this quite a bit in my transition
> from engineering/tech focused fields to having more dealings with
> management. I used to be a firmware engineer to a printer company, then
> a consultant writing .NET, now I write Perl and PHP for an insurance
> company. It seems like the further you get away from hackers and the
> more you get towards non-computer folks (product managers, engineers
> from other disciplines, my mother, etc.), the more people simply can't
> handle inline comments and what we consider "proper" use of email.
> Hence, they top-post, quote incorrectly, are imprecise in their use of
> language and explanations, etc. The thing is, I can't figure out why - I
> try and explain why these approaches are better, and they seem to make
> an effort, and end up just getting more confused. It must be some
> difference in the way they think vs. the way I think.
> Anyway, just a little social commentary.
> * I think the reason you are noticing this is that there are many more 
> Blind
> users on the list than ever.
> We Blind users usually prefer to have the reply at the top, as different 
> to
> sighted folk, we have to read the message in its entirety, to get to the
> reply, where sighted users can typically glance past the quoted text to 
> get
> to the reply, unless it is not clear with a separator, or blank space.
> But many of us are trying to oblige the sighted users on this list, since
> this is not a "Blind topic" list.
> But either we haven't been remembering to correctly edit, or some of us
> don't yet have the editing skills.
> Not an excuse, just my opinion here.
> I think you would hate being on a "Blind topic" list.
> Glenn
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