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Re: Small digression from Re: languages vs dialects

Poster: Dick Eney <dickeney@access.digex.net>

On Sat, 15 Mar 1997, Alys of Foxdale wrote:
> Poster: Alys of Foxdale <foxdale@wolfstar.com>
> Et respondet Julien de Montfort:
> > Absolutely.  I remember a friend of mine who is still in college was told
> > that it is now acceptable for term papers, etc., and other standard written
> > reports to use a skipped line to indicate a new paragraph as opposed to
> > indenting.  I know when I was in college some seven years ago that was
> > frowned on, and I have to suspect that the influence of the net in general
> > and the web in particular had a lot to do with that shift... ;-)
> I don't know whether email had anything to do with the acceptance of
> the style, but the web assuredly did not.
> That style is called Block Style, and it has been in regular use in
> business writing for at least the last dozen years, and probably
> longer.

It was being taught in the secretarial courses in high school in 1966.

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