How many spaces after a period?

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Via Stuart Celarier who calligraphy and paleography in college and spent quite a bit of time with typography and type design. According to Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style, version 2.4 (Hartley & Marks, Publishers, 1992, 1996, 2001), page 28: 2.1.4 Use a single word space between sentences. In the nineteenth century, which was a…

Decapitation?!

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Via the WorldNet Daily News, an 26 year old American contractor, Nick Berg, was killed by beheading in Iraq recently. The video taped execution included a segment where Mr. Berg addressed the camera: “My name is Nick Berg, my father’s name is Michael, my mother’s name is Susan,” the man said on the video. “I have a…

Cutting the cord

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Well, we’ve offically cut the Qwest Communications cord. What a liberating feeling! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have specific animosity towards Qwest, I just disagree with monopolies, even natural or regulated ones. Life is about choices, and being hard-wired into one provider isn’t much of a choice. Case in point: I wanted to try…

Pseudo-Fraud?

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Ever see this on your credit card statement: “VISA-WLI*RESERVATIONREW888-6885995 CT?” This is a “service” that’s free to sign up for… oh, and it only costs $5 to $9 per month after that. We had a mysterious charge show up on our Visa statement the other day in the amount of $7 for something called Reservation…