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SubjectRe: CML2 1.3.1, aka "I stick my neck out a mile..." (Alexander Viro)  wrote on 30.04.01 in <>:

> On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> > I don't think I've heard anyone invoke the 4-line rule since about
> > 1992, though. I didn't start generating short random quotes into my sig
> > until about 1996, well after the "standard" was effectively dead.
> <wry> We hang in different parts of USENET </wry>
> Last time I've seen it invoked was probably a couple of weeks ago.

I think I see it at least once a week on average. And that's gone *up*
from earlier; in my first Usenet days (pre-Deja), I saw much less of it.

MfG Kai
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