Simple question - complicated answers

Brian Beattie beattie at
Sat Sep 29 02:05:04 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-09-28 at 21:04 -0400, alex wrote:
> I would have been very much satisfied if someone had anwered my simple
> question with a
> simple answer like:
> "Look, you dummy, the simple answer is that the kernel doesn't exist as
> an ordinary file
> that can be edited like a document."  The thread would have ended there.

And if that was the question you asked that is the answer you would have
gotten.  Instead you asked What does the kernel look like, that is the
question people answered to the best of their abilities.

> I still disagree with everyone who complained that my question was too
> complicated to understand..
> Anyway,, thanks for the ride.
> alex
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting a bad thing?

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