Tuesday, January 30, 2007

My Public Service Announcement

I need to talk to you about a very serious epidemic that still affects millions of people across the world, maybe even someone you know, maybe even YOU - double spacing after periods. It may be hard to believe that in this day and age, with the advances in communications and technology, that computer users are still double spacing, but it's true. A single space after a period is the current standard for computers - double spacing is for typewriters.

It may be difficult for those affected by this double spacing disease to stop. In some cases it can take up to a day and a half to break the addiction, but it can and MUST be done! Some effective methods of breaking the habbit are 1) Not double spacing, 2)Use a single space, 3) If unable to do methods 1 & 2, limit your paragraphs to one sentence.

Together we can conquer computer double spacing and make the internet and the world a better place.


Super Greg said...

Hey, I am a single spacer and have come under some fire about my lifestyle choices at the work place. Is there any thing you can recommend that I do?

MattWilsonMD said...

You should immediately contact your local NERFS (Nation Equal Rights For Single-spacers) representative.

Lydia said...

hmmpf! just because it has come into common usage, does not make it right! i persist! double-spacing can set you free!

Mom said...

Matt, I'm sad to have come to the realization that you have so limited your life to the computer and all programs non-Word that you have no concept of the beauty and wisdom of the double-space after a period.ko.But you have opened my eyes to this whole new area of protocol and conflict.senm nm s, I never knew it existed before. nmsanm znm zNow there's all this new stress to not screw up.wukTo not offend.m, To do this right.wunmb nmb The pressure is almost too much.dwwSo I've developed this, my own system of what's appropriate after a period.pq1';/a/ It consists of pounding one's fists on the keyboard after each period until the keyboard jams up, then hit "Escape" and continue typing--a great emotional release to offset the stress of whether to one-space or two-space--forget about the spacing altogether-whew, I'm feeling better already.