The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from.
Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Everyone is taught, at an early age, the standard composition of a written letter. You start with the date, then you include the name and address of your correspondent, then you write a salutation (e.g., “Dear Abby,”), then comes the body of the letter, followed by a closing (e.g., “Best wishes,”), and your name and signature on the next lines. It’s all rather rigid, and anyone can recognize a page of correspondence, from ...