22 Apr '16, 8pm
Max Faces Cease-and-Desist Order @embedded_com @EETimes @Atmel @Adafruit @MicrochipTech
In all fairness to Susan (said Max through gritted teeth), the use of exclamation marks (Commonwealth English) or exclamation points (American English) -- which are commonly referred to as "bangs," "pings," or "shrieks" by programmers and logic designers -- is a controversial topic when it comes to business and formal writings. Most grammar rulebooks -- along with those most loathsome of creatures, grammarians -- say to use them sparingly or not at all. This may explain why, although the exclamation mark was first introduced into the English language in the 15th century to show emphasis (it was called the "sign of admiration or exclamation" ), it didn't actually exist as a separate key on standard typewriters until the 1970s.