Farhad Manjoo, in Slate, delivers a spirited attack on double-spacers like me. Apparently the intersentence double space is irrational and unbeautiful. My readers mostly disagree, and more importantly, so does LaTeX. This argument reminds me of books I used to read as a kid about the forthcoming rationalization of English spelling. The inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, Melville Dewey — excuse me, Melvil Dui — was a big player here. Anyway, it didn’t happen. Our lumpy, irrational language, with its silent gh and its intersentence lacunae, trundles on its own track.