This is, perhaps, just a little thing and maybe not really worth a whole meta question but it's been on my mind for a while now. I was taught, as many of you were also, to double space after a period. I always liked that rule. Something about double tapping the space bar is tactilely pleasing. Yet, when I read the finished text, I find I am internally and recurrently repulsed by the utter disregard for traditional grammars. When did and who decided double spacing was no longer necessary? Or is this some quirk with the methods used by your text parsers?
I mean, others and myself use armour, colour, cœlestial and other archaic spellings. I suppose it's just a fashion, like bell bottoms or something. It's a matter of preference and, maybe a nod to or respect for tradition. Disallowing me to separate my sentences with double spaces is like forcing nu-metal faux-goths to forgo their baggy, studded, and strap-addled cargos to cram their legs into hipster-skinny-girl jeans.
Okay maybe it's not like that, but does sort of bother me to see something I wrote, all my beautiful ideas, listlessly compressed into such a filthy format. Anyone with me on this, or am I just being too OCD?