OT: Quote of the day

Doug Franklin jehosephat at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 2 18:45:47 EDT 2009


Joseph McAllister wrote:

> In this age of wide screens, large screens, variable text sizes, and 
> non-monospaced fonts, I'm curious as to why so many of the URLs I see 
> posted are wrapped, for one thing, and not maintained after that wrap as 
> a link?

Because a fair amount of software in the world still treats all text as 
if it were on an 80-column punch card. :-)  They do this largely for 
backward compatibility reasons.

-- 
Thanks,
DougF (KG4LMZ)




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