Language and English

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 12:41:31 2002

I'm not sure it ever was taught outside the typing class, since people
writing by hand weren't conscious of leaving additional space at the end of
a sentence, though they did it. The extra spaces make it easy to parse out
the sentences.

For those of us who need reading glasses, the extra gap helps avoid having
to grope around for the maginfying glass. On some displays, the
single-pixel period at the end of the sentence is hard to see.

BTW, I gave Monica that KIM-2 and KIM-3 board pair for her to ship you.
Please let me know when you have them. These are pretty rare boards, so I
hope you get some enjoyment from them. I'd be interested to know whether
they work OK after all these years. I don' t know whether they ever did
work, of course. That on-board regulator (LM305 + pass transistor) is
pretty ancient nowadays, but it fits right in with the mid-'70's (1975-76)
design that this represents.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hans Franke" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 10:33 AM
Subject: Re: Language and English

> > When I was in the 8th grade, one of the courses we were required to take
> > in typing. I've never gotten particularly good at it, but I did learn
> > a period at the end of a sentence is followed by two spaces, for
> Thank you very much. So it seams there is a 'school' forcing this in
> the US .... and I always wondered why some people add two spaces after
> a period. There's even a very old 'text beautyfier' for DOS which
> inserted these (for my eyes) stupid spaces. Well, I guess CC is no
> only the hardware :=)
> Gurss
> H.
> --
> VCF Europa 3.0 am 27./28. April 2002 in Muenchen
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