Matt -- the answer is no.
* Matt peremptorily fired off this memo:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>> Hash: SHA1
>> Microsoft patent brings Miss Manners into the digital age
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Cell phones may be nearly ubiquitous in today's world, but the number of
>> | people who have adopted proper cell phone etiquette (or gadget etiquette in
>> | general) often seems to be far smaller. Microsoft has filed for a patent
>> | (patent application 2008/125,102) on technology it feels could address such
>> | situations via the use of what the company refers to as a "digital manners
>> | policy," or DMP for short.
> Have they yet managed to provide an Outlook Express option to set the
> default reply mode to "bottom post"?
(See top post)
We've done some good work, but all of these products become obsolete so
fast... It will be some finite number of years, and I don't know the number
-- before our doom comes.
-- Bill Gates, Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time (1997) by Daniel
Gross ISBN 0471196533