There is a growing tide of young people that have purposely abandoned capitalization. When asked why, responses tend to be that it is more casual, cool or otherwise hip. Laziness does not seem to be a big factor, according to them. I have seen some even spend additional time and effort to revert capitalizations when Microsoft Word automatically caps letters for them! This, I cannot abide. Capitals (or majuscules in typography) make reading a paragraph much easier by making the beginning of each sentence easier to identify. The use of only one case, whether it be upper or lower, renders a large block of text mind-numbing and excruciating to read.
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10/17/06 at 2:42pm