Assistant Police Chief Brian Jackson sent me a couple links to articles he thought I'd be interested in. The chiefs, assistant chiefs, and I often exchange such tidbits when one of us encounters something especially interesting or provocative. The first article he sent me was a recap of research (and the gaps therein) concerning gun control. The second, however, was the one that really raised my eyebrow.
I learned in eighth grade typing class to double space after the period at the end of a sentence before beginning the next sentence. I've typed that way for the ensuing 46 years. The double-tap on the space bar is programmed into my muscle memory. Now I am told that the rules have changed, and that a sentence should be followed by a single space. The evidence that I never got the memo can be found in the past 1,078 posts here on my blog. Trying to compose this post with a single space is requiring all of my concentration, and frequent resort to the backspace key.
Next, I suppose, someone will decide that it's perfectly okay to place the closing quotation mark on the inside of the period, rather than the outside. That will be the final straw.