somewhere near the temporal coordinates of 6/13/02 8:14 PM, the entity known
as Victor Rehorst transmitted the following from victor_at_newtontalk.net:
> On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, Bryce Lynch wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, Prabhakar Ragde wrote:
>>>> ALL CAPS means shouting.
>>> Surely this is recent convention. Telegrams used to be all caps. So
>>> did the first computers I used, via teletypes and then dumb terminals.
>> It's been social convention since my BBS days (1994 or 1995).. it's been
>> around a while.
> Heck, it's been a convention since *my* BBS days (1989... although I'm
> sure some others have been around even longer...)
It's been a convention since I first got on USENET, circa 1982.
Eric Strobel (fyzycyst_at_NOSPAM^mailaps.org)
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