fixed-width writing

I used to do that fixed-width
writing thing. Even now, when
I’m writing something not too
long and I happen to see that
two lines are the same length,
every once in a while I can’t
resist making the others that
length too. Once you have got
the knack it’s easy. (See the
hanging comma up there on the
right margin? It’s deliberate.)

Original version, May 1997.
Updated and added here January 2012.