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A Nugget of Wisdom I Penned...

A nugget of wisdom I penned (well, typed via keyboard) in response to the rigidity of the policing action within the comp.lang.c++ newsgroup regarding something called top-posting, which is, apparently, despised by all who seem to advocate to the point of nastiness that “proper posting,” a la RFC 1855, is the ONLY way one ought to post replies.

"If we were to follow blindly and consistently all standards, rules, laws, etc., there would be no innovation nor outlet for creative thinking and reasoning, and eventually we'd find ourselves bound to a totalitarian system that would, should we deviate even slightly from its narrow, yet clearly marked paths, see to it that we are severely punished."

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