OFFTOPIC: Liam wants to argue (Was A task-centric desktop...)
On 11/22/2011 09:04 AM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 07:57:31 -0600
Jim Byrnes<email@example.com> wrote:
On 11/21/2011 04:40 PM, Cybe R. Wizard wrote:
You may have noticed that, throughout all of history, it has been
the dissatisfied who were responsible for all of progress, whether
directly or indirectly. Dissent is /not always/ whining.
...although it certainly /can/ be.
Could someone please tell me what is the significance of the
slashes / / in the quote above. I guess somehow in my use of the
net I failed to learn what they mean.
Sure. They are used with plain text to indicate when something should
be /italicized/, *bolded*, or _underlined_.
It is a feeble but well-intended method of stressing or otherwise
indicating inflection in a poor medium.
Cybe R. Wizard
Thank you. I guessed it indicated emphasis of some type but wasn't sure.
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