colorful uppercase letters

my smartphone likes to make all kinds of corrections to my text messages. it autocorrects spelling mistakes and adds capitalization to the beginning of my sentences.

while i appreciate the corrections to my spelling mistakes (most of the time), i’m beginning to wonder if there’s any point to fixing the capitalization. i mean, with or without the capitalization, my recipients can both read and comprehend what i’m saying.

so many benefits

i mean really, life would go on these days without uppercase letters, right? in fact, think of all of the benefits of an uppercase-less world:

  • there would be no more shouting in text messages or email.
  • computer keyboards would need fewer keys (no shift or caps lock key).
  • typing speeds would increase. no more wasting time pressing shift keys. surely, this would add up to a lot of keystrokes over time.
  • no more worrying about those odd mixed case words and names like ipod or mccarthy.
  • kids could learn handwriting in half the time. no more uppercase printed or cursive letters. besides, who really knows how to write an uppercase capital q in cursive anyway?

seriously, can anyone give me one good reason why we need uppercase letters any more? convince me in a comment below.

Patric Welch

Patric Welch founded Noobie, Inc. in 2006 to help others effectively choose and use technologies to enhance their work and lives. The catchy company name earned Welch the name of Mr. Noobie®, but, in reality, Welch is an experienced and professional techie. Unlike most techies, Welch evaluates emerging technologies from a noobie’s perspective and provides technology education for all skill levels in a friendly, non-threatening way.
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