Well, Allen, some offence taken ;-) After all you see my punctuation
correctly don't ya?? Ya &^&^$%()@$&'&^%#@ing Bum
It has nothing to do with Macs. It has a lot to do with email clients that
want to use HTML or some other system to make the apostrophe look right.
There is no symbol for what ever their client is trying to use in true ASCII
and the server translates it as best as it can. Keep your eyes open and you
will see other things like that for punctuation in other emails. Not just
poor old Mike's.
At this exact moment in time 9/6/01 3:01 PM, "Ajhsys@aol.com"
<Ajhsys@aol.com> made the profound statement:
> In a message dated 9/6/01 11:18:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
>> I9m looking for a source of spray paint for doing several interior parts of
>> my 74 1/2 midge. The color is a dark purple, and I haven9t yet figured out
> - - - - - - - - - - - -
> And I'm wondering why you always use a "9" in place of an apostrophe?!? Is
> it a college thing, or are you using a Mac? (Sorry Larry!) Not to belittle
> you, but it sure looks strange, and I can't figure out why you chose 9, or is
> your keyboard busted? The apostrophe key is nowhere near the 9, unless maybe
> you are using DVORAK?
> Allen Hefner
> SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
> '77 Midget
> '92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport
Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 1015 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
I have great faith in fools - my friends call it self-confidence.
- Edgar Allen Poe