Usenet author posting in justified paragraphs?
January 14, 2014 7:56 AM Subscribe
Does anyone know the name/email address of a guy who used to post to Usenet in the mid-1990s in justified text? (When rendered in a monospaced font.)
posted by mstillwell to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
His posts had exactly the same number of characters of every line, with exactly one space between words. (Maybe two after a full stop, but he was very consistent.) Amazingly, they didn't read any differently to anyone else's posts.
I think he might have been from ANU (Australian National University), and despite the apparent difficulty of ensuring that each line ended at exactly the same column, he was a fairly prolific poster. I can't remember what groups he posted to, but I was reading tech, GNU and various misc groups at the time, so it was probably one of those.