Re: transparent aluminum

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 08:54:03 MST

Doug Jones wrote:

> While I'm being cranky, I also dislike cutsie writing without capital
> letters. e. e. cummings was clever and innovative, anyone else is
> either too damn lazy to punctuate, or is trying waaay too hard to be
> "artistic". It's childish and derivative. Doug Jones, Rocket Plumber
> Tilting at windmills again

...Except when emailing a person privately. All lower case is a reminder
to the person that this is a personal offlist reply, in which case the
non-standard use of capitalization carries meaning. It helps prevent
someone from accidentally posting your personal note to a list.
Or if you accidentally post a personal note to a public list, the
fact that it is all lower case indicates your intention. spike

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