Massive blocks of text are a Bad Thing. I encourage everyone to avoid them unless absolutely necessary. Why?

Because the human eye likes white space. Lots of it. Even though the information in it is usually less dense. That's why, for instance, I try to keep my paragraphs on E2 nice and short. The shorter they are, the more whitespace they have around them, and the easier they are to digest.

Let us look at an example:

BECAUSETHEHUMANEYELIKESWHITESPACE.LOTSOFIT.
EVENTHOUGHTHEINFORMATIONINITISUSUALLYLESSDENS
E.THAT'SWHY,FORINSTANCE,ITRYTOKEEPMYPARAGRAPH
SONE2NICEANDSHORT.THESHORTERTHEYARETHEMOREWHI
You see? That's pretty hard to read, isn't it. That's because there's no whitespace - nothing to help us seperate the symbols that make it up. But if I say:
Because the human eye likes    whitespace. Lots of it.

Even though the information in it is usually less dense.

That's why, for instance,  I try to keep my paragraphs

on E2 nice and short.
You see? Bigger, but a lot easier to read. More inviting.

So, keep that in mind, all you budding poets and writers. Don't make poetry that consists of solid blocks of poetry, then print it in 10 point font with no space or stanzas. Don't write essays with paragraphs the size of Hoover Dam. Break things up. Your readers will thank you.

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