Dumb post to the Stargardts Facebook group

Albert Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at verizon.net
Tue Apr 9 19:40:03 EDT 2013

Greg, I learned to put two spaces after a period ending a sentence when I
learned to type.  I don't know if conventions have changed, but that's why I
do it.  


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Gregory Nowak
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On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 07:08:39AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> I always proofread everything before I post, so hopefully my posts are 
> reasonably free of errors.  Most people don't.  It's amazing how many 
> mistakes you can catch with 30 seconds of proofreading.

I think a part of this for blind and sighted alike is laziness. I know a few
people who are just content to type what they have to say, and just hit
send, because they don't feel like reading through what they wrote. These
are people who are sighted and blind. I'm not assuming here either. When I
mentioned this to them, this is what they told me, they don't feel like
reading through casual writing. Unfortunately, I've looked through their
professional writing too, and they are invariably surprised by the amount of
errors I point out to them in such pieces of writing.

On another note, I noticed a number of blind people, including yourself
putting two spaces in between every sentence. I put in just one, because
this is how I learned it in braille, and it just stuck. Is there some sort
of significance to the two spaces thing, or is it just personal preference?


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