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December 21, 2015

An interesting correspondence from an NPR.org story

(http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/12/20/459485722/you-should-watch-the-way-you-punctuate-your-text-messages-period),

concerns the spacing after periods.(two) The argument crosses generations and begs the question ‘Who sets the rules?’.(one) Publishers want more space, so use fewer characters.(one) I leaned to type (yes ‘type’, not ‘keyboard’) in the 1970s.(two) It’s just too (not two) difficult to (not two) attempt to retrain my neuro-physical habits for the said purpose.(one) I just don’t want (not one) to (not two) do it. My publisher insisted.(one) So, ‘Select all’ > ‘Find-and-replace’ > ‘ (two) with (one)’ > ‘enter’.(two) Can’t do that from a typewriter, though.(one) Works every time.(none)

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