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Old 07-30-2012, 10:54 AM   #2841
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Sneaky.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #2842
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It is a bit sneaky isn't it? I think the point is just that you no longer have to artificially add spaces when you can format a whole document. You should see my students struggle with APA style citations! The whole quote thing just sends them into orbit.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #2843
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If you left justify (normal in most cases) the double space after a period makes sense. It's not so much the typewriter that causes it as the justification style you choose.

I rarely justify my paragraphs because weird spacing sometimes occurs and it looks funny to me. I realize it's useful in some cases.
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I quit typing two spaces after the end of a sentence years ago.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #2845
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If you left justify (normal in most cases) the double space after a period makes sense. It's not so much the typewriter that causes it as the justification style you choose.

I rarely justify my paragraphs because weird spacing sometimes occurs and it looks funny to me. I realize it's useful in some cases.
The typewriter didn't CAUSE it. My apologies, I have been unclear. What I mean is that when we all used typewriters, the double space is what we were taught. Now that we use computers, it is considered unnecessary, and therefore is no longer taught in keyboarding classes. It is neither right nor wrong to double space after a sentence, it is merely noteworthy in determining when you learned to type/keyboard.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:11 PM   #2846
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Funny, on my iPhone you don't even need to put the period at the end of the sentence. All I need to do is double space, and it puts the period in for me. It's hard switching back and forth from the iPhone to the computer.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:50 PM   #2847
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I enjoy hearing the background typing on Mad Men -- like my good old IBM Selectric -- but I don't miss using it. Don't miss Whiteout or carbon paper either....

Is there a dinosaur smilie?
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I enjoy hearing the background typing on Mad Men -- like my good old IBM Selectric -- but I don't miss using it. Don't miss Whiteout or carbon paper either....

Is there a dinosaur smilie?
But, do you miss the smell of the mimeograph?
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But, do you miss the smell of the mimeograph?
Not a bit! And I hereby award you a Dinosaur Smilie.
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Not a bit! And I hereby award you a Dinosaur Smilie.
We used to love to smell our papers when the teacher gave them to us! Am I aging myself?...
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