Double space

Dan just shared an article on the one space v two debate via google reader that had me scratching my head. I completely forgot that once upon a time a new sentence required two spaces. Seems I’m ahead of the curve on this debate. I can’t even remember the last time I double spaced. Does anyone out there still do that?

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

4 thoughts on “Double space”

  1. Just to show you how behind the times I am, I still double space, and I wasn’t aware that you were allowed to single space. My whole world is crashing down around me.

  2. I have a feeling that Word et all used to autocorrect the spacing for me. I have no idea when it stopped – but it no longer appears to.

  3. Joel, that comment looks like you only single spaced at the beginning of your new sentence :P

    And I don’t think I’ve ever double spaced. I did when Mum was checking a draft and watching me type and made me double space, but otherwise not.

  4. I’m just old enough that I did Typing as a subject at school. So, yes, I double space. Sometimes. Sometimes I make a mistake. I make lots of typing mistakes. And get quite cranky when Word corrects me. I get cranky when it tells me I’ve spelt my surname wrong, too. What would Word know anyway.

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