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Thursday March 21, 2002
06:43 AM

Please Do Not Read This Page

[ #3697 ]
This has to be one of the most ridiculous things I've seen on the web.
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  • ... who it was that thought capitals in a legal document would make people more inclined to read it.

    I tend to skip over those sections because they're so bloody hard on the eyes.

    Why do they do it?
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      ---ict / Spoon
    • At a past job, one day the Chief Incompetent was writing up a new contract for future clients to sign, as part of their deal with the company. Besides HAVING PARAGRAPHS in allcaps, he'd also write "seventy (70)" instead of just "70". I asked him why he was going these things, and he said "isn't that just the way it's always been done?".

      So apparently, people have weird (bad-weird) attitudes toward the law; weird pseudo-religious deference and distance and general ceremonialism of unknowing.

      Another case in