one more response

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Sep 10 18:32:43 UTC 2002

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Baker, John wrote:

#        Many early computers used only capital letters.  By the time
#Usenet became popular, though, computer keyboards with both upper and
#lower cases were widely available.  Most people seem to find it easier
#to read lower case text, which may account for its popularity over the
#past 12 centuries or so.

No, that datum does not support our argument. "Lowercase", or rather
"minuscule", is easier to *write* with a quill or reed pen. The
minuscule letters evolved from the majuscules. (The upper and lower
"cases" are sections of a type box, for setting type by hand.)

-- Mark A. Mandel

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