Brett, You must be more a. retentive than I. I noticed this from day one, but you actually wrote about it!
I agree that they should be older/newer rather than oldest/newest. But, otherwise I think they are worded correctly. I interpret them to mean "the next topic which is older than the current one", etc. Just pretend that the buttons are labeled in Klingon and then their spacial relationship is clearer (left to right, top to bottom). The one on the left points to a note higher on the list and the one on the right points to one lower on the list. (We both probably spent more time on this than it's worth.
[This message has been edited by Mal H (edited November 06, 1999).]