[GLLUG] Will the sale of ARM Holdings be blocked by the UK government?

Alistair Mann al at pectw.net
Tue Jul 19 12:01:54 UTC 2016

On 19/07/2016 11:54, Marcus Harriott via GLLUG wrote:
> Sorry
> I am in finance - not computing ( as should be obvious?) and I have no
> idea what top posting is....

Bottom-posting is putting a reply underneath that being replied to, and 
is considered more conversational, and (should!) lead to consensus the 
futher down one reads: hypothesis, antithesis, synthesis. You'll find it 
used in Academia and other institutions that value peers over hierarchy.

Top-posting is putting the reply above that being replied to, and 
carries the implication that the top-poster has a seniority of some 
sort. "This is what we're going to do (see email below for background)". 
It's more widely used in hierarchical structures such as business, 
government, military.

Best wishes,
Alistair Mann

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