December 21, 2015

An interesting correspondence from an NPR.org story


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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