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   Re: [xml-dev] On the aparent importance of emoticons (was "Designas, one

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Uche Ogbuji wrote:
>>>>the accepted wisdom that premature optimization is evil?
>>Don't fall into the trap of reading this as "early optimization is
>>evil", let alone "you can ignore performance during the design stage". 
> <SIGH/>
> I used to refuse to use emoticons.  I always figured that ":-)" was nothing 
> more than an ironical amplifier to anything from which the reader might take 
> offense, and that it also had about the same effect on a good joke as an 
> unnecessary laugh track.
> But everytime I try posting a joke without an emoticon, the above happens.
> I guess there's an unfortunate lesson...?

That one of us has no sense of humour? Nah, I prefer blaming the 
medium. Email sucks for funnies.

Bill de hÓra


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