Writing question

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Nov 15 21:17:38 UTC 1999

Greg, I can support that reminiscince from my radio days.  I remember reading
both UPI (now gone, but not forgotten) and AP stories in all caps.  I never had
that much problem reading it, but I'm working on foggy memories from my salad
days.  For those interested, I'm just now finishing my soup and heading into the
main course.

Greg Pulliam wrote:

> There are such studies--and I can't find them right now.  But I'm
> pretty sure they support the claim that all upper case is harder to
> read.
> This is strange to me, because at the 4 radio and 2 television
> stations I used to work for, copy was always produced in all caps, on
> the stated premise that it was easier to see.
> I'll keep looking for the study--I know I've got at least a reference
> here somewhere.


Bob Haas
Department of English
High Point University
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

                        "Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"

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