Re: Rates [followup]

Subject: Re: Rates [followup]
From: Richard Mateosian <xrmxrm -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 11:23:20 -0700

Actually, that's a rule I use when working in a text editor or email client.
You can usually tell when an extra space will help, though now I'm just as
likely to start a new paragraph. People read email rapidly, so it's good to
start a new paragraph whenever you say something important -- assuming you
can't break the habit of including unimportant stuff in your email.

Speaking of breaking habits, I learned to type in the mid 1950s, I took a
while to break the double-space habit, but I've been over it for more than
20 years now. ...RM

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 4:35 AM, Char James-Tanny <charjtf -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I was working on a revision to a manual at my new job. In one paragraph,
> there'd be two spaces after a period. In another place, I saw one. I asked
> my co-worker "one space or two after a period?" Reply: "One unless it looks
> funny, then use two."
> That's hysterical. I wonder who's in charge of deciding when it 'looks
> funny"?


Richard Mateosian <xrm -at- pacbell -dot- net>
Berkeley, California

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