From: David Scott
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Date: 26 Nov 1996
Remote Name: tsa-03.ucsc.edu
"I don't think that 'You'll have to look for support of your male domination conspiracy theories somewhere else. :)' was a good choice of wording. I personally found that electronic media without face-to-face interaction does not support well irony that I'm sure David wanted to convey. I think that we (i.e., users of the media) underestimate the power of intonation that written language seems to not be able to carry."
Didn't anyone notice the smiley face --> :) <-- i put at the end of that sentence? various smiley faces have been developed by the internet community specifically for the purposes of overcoming some of the difficulty of presenting intonation with messages that are often casually written. the smiley face i added means that i wrote what i did as a joke, sarcastically, or at least that i am saying it in a friendly way.
Also, current statistics indicate that about 60% of the people who use the Internet are males, as I saw mentioned on the news last night.