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Microsoft Picks a Side in 'Great Spacing Debate'

Word will flag double space as an error

(Newser) - In a move that some traditionalists might consider a sign we are living in the End Times, leaving two spaces after a period is now going to be flagged as an error in Microsoft Word. When typewriters were still widely used, it was normal to leave two spaces after a...

RIP, Mix Tapes, Porn Age Limits, Typewriters, and More

(Newser) - Word processors, dot-matrix printers, rotary phones, and other formerly state-of-the-art technologies are just about gone and nearly forgotten. Carrying the torch for the likes of holding up a cigarette lighter at a concert is JR Raphael of PC World, who lists 40 leading lights of abandoned technology:
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Microsoft Can't Sell Word: Judge

(Newser) - A Texas district court judge has ruled in favor of a Canadian software company and issued an injunction barring Microsoft from selling copies of its Word program, which can read and write XML files, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. XML capability is central to Microsoft Word; i4i claims the company infringed...

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