Okay. I admit it. I’m a bit of a stickler for perfection.
We all make mistakes – and simply by writing this article I’ve increased the likelihood that I will make at least one glaring error by several magnitudes (aka, Muphry’s Law) – and it’s easy to excuse the odd typographic error or spelling glitch.
But one thing that constantly grinds my gears is the use of CAPS LOCK in tweets and text messages, particularly where it isn’t warranted. For example, THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TWEET (YO). You see, I’ve been on the internet for a long, long time. In a galaxy far, far away. Back in the days before there was a world wide web, where just a few of us
geeks trailblazers led the way by communicating with each other on bulletin boards. You know, about transistors and stuff.
And even back then, writing in capitals meant one thing: YOU WERE SHOUTING. And nobody likes a shouter.