The idea is that the two space rule was instituted due to the typewriter. Before that, per Slate, typographers used only one space after a period. Then whole generations were taught two spaces and now the computer world conspires to automatically shrink two spaces back down to one, including Blogger, which is the engine for this site.
Over a hundred comments. This is the best:
Tsk. Everyone's losing sight of the real question here: after being taught two spaces for so many years, who can we sue for reparations?I like the two spaces and trick the HTML code to provide you, the reader, with two spaces, for readability. The trick is to add, as I type, an ampersand "&" followed immediately by "nbsp;", which I presume stands for "nonbreaking space".
Regards — Cliff