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"Wade T.Smith" wrote:
> On 05/02/01 06:56, Vincent Campbell said this-
> >Why are light switches uniformly down to switch on and up to switch off?
> In the US, it's up is on, and down is off. Or in is on and out is off.
> It's the other way around in your parts?
> Well, you drive on the wrong side of the road, too....
> - Wade
Stereotyping of signals is a key bit of behavioural/evolutionary biology
(wasps for eg.) because everybody benefits.
Chris Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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