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I believe that the process of reading is not a pure mechanical digestion of words in a strict linear fashion. I've read that we absorb or "read" words in groups and decipher meaning at "another level". I feel that the capitalisation of letters at the start of sentences (and the use of a full-stop and double space after) help us ingest meaning in the written form in a super useful way. I have an aunt who does not use any capitalisation (and no spaces after full-stops). It drives me crazy trying to read her emails - having to almost read letter by letter. It is stupid. I tiny effort on the part of the message creator to stick to a convention, goes a LONG way for the swift and easy interpretation of a message by all.

Alan April 6, 2010, 6:48am

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