That Morthos Stare writes:
Yes, I have taken to reading up the screen rather than down.
Sorry, you probably have no idea who I am or what I speak of, but that is the point of this whistle-stop tour of the seedier parts of the Diocese.
Oh, yes, I will have the extra large option, thank you.
Anyway, enough distraction... Ooh, I didn't know they made those here? Mind if I try one? Well, same to you buddy.
Ah maps, both good and saucy. Did I mention seedy? Not to say that the Diocese has much by the way of less-than-seedy parts on its cheaply-produced visual aids. All of its parts are classified 'Naughty.' So much so that Mr. Ransome has replaced all maps of the Diocese with an A4 page featuring Verdana 64 point script of the word 'Naughty!?!'
Mmm... Nice girlfriend; shame about the ape holding on to her shoulder. Sorry? Oh, you were listening.
Yep; reading up the screen. It's one of those strange traditions we have in Western Society (TM) that we read from right to left... Sorry, you're right, left to right and from top to bottom. So now I read from bottom to top. It passes the time and makes you think about the dissimilarity between the kinds of visual information we present to the laid public.
It's a bit weird; you start off having no idea how things started, although sometimes you get a hint if the text has multiple pages. And you'd be surprised how often written materials have boring beginnings/endings.
Ah, yes. Thank you. Flannels in the corner? Thanks.
Yet reading bottom to up seems like a pleasant fix to common neck and back problems; go from a painful posture to a pleasant one over the course of a document.
It is somewhat informative of human nature that almost all (fortunately) documents only make sense in one direction.
Oh, you going? Want to exchange numbers?