SimpleMarkup #138 – Software Lag

Wow, is it really already the end of April? That’s one sure sign that I’m finally adjusting to self-isolation: the days have gone back to flying by.

This week, my feeds have been inundated with the news that Microsoft Word is now flagging two spaces as an error, which has rekindled the age-old war between Two Spacers and Single Spacers.

I personally have not practiced sentence distancing since high school, so this has been amusing.

That said, I’m also not very impressed, since I’ve spent decades removing double spaces anyway, and years removing them before and after each line edit or proofreading.

I am, however, glad that Team Single Space has earned this victory.

I hope you’re safe and healthy!

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