My sister in law was talking about Selectric typewriters the other day. In the 1960's it was top of the line, the fastest way to get documents out. Lots of changes over the years and keeping up with those changes is challenging. Not as easy as it sounds because the rules change daily. I evidently didn't get the memo years ago, I saw on Facebook yesterday that PR Daily says we need to wake up and smell the printer ink...double spacing after a period is so over. They are an online source for public relations, social media and marketing specialists, they should know.
Back when I was in Mrs. Spradlin's typing class in 1968, we were taught that proper spacing after a period was two spaces. If you didn't make those two spaces, it was wrong and you went home with a big red check mark. There were years after high school that my fingers didn't touch a typewriter. I was occupied with wiping kids noses, clipping coupons and cooking breakfast/lunch/dinner. When I got on the computer in 1990, my dial up AOL was a whole new world to me. Lots of sites to visit, email and if I had the patience to set and wait for each page to load...
I was surfing the web!
Now there are new words, new punctuation and new rules. No more double space after a period. What would Mrs. Spradlin say?
she wouldn't like sentences that start with out capitals either
or the dots that I LOVE to use...
or the ♥ or the ☺
She'd give me a big red