Spaced Out

What can I say? I’m just a two-space guy, I guess. My recent editing work, though, has gotten me into a new habit. I’m not sure yet if I like it or not.

As SAGLRROILYBYGTH are aware, I’m putting the finishing touches these days on my new book manuscript. That means polishing, editing, talking to other nerds, and revising, revising, revising. Among my editorial tasks has been an odd-feeling switch at the end of every sentence. Instead of following every sentence with two spaces—the way God intended—I’ve been following the stylebook and changing it to only one.

In recent days, I’ve tried it out in these pages, too. Do you like it?

I know, I know, it’s a lot to take in all at once. For me, there’s something pleasant about the one-space approach. Sentences seem huddled comfortably together; punctuation marks and capital letters don’t feel so starkly divided.

Just like every issue in these pages, I’m sure this question will raise hackles on both sides. Are there any other two-space dinosaurs left out there? Or has all of America made the switch?