Navy Gives Up ALL-CAPS Messaging, 160 Years After It Began

The Navy's  USS Nimitz transits the Indian Ocean. The Navy's USS Nimitz transits the Indian Ocean. United States Navy

Last month, the Navy personnel chief sent out a note on behalf of Fleet CyberCommand with an important message: ALL-CAPS COMMUNIQUES WERE NO LONGER NECESSARY.

Since the middle of the 19th century, Naval messages have been typed in just the upper-case, Navy Times reported, but that era finally, mercifully, came to an end. Though not everybody's happy about it.

"You have a lot of folks that have been around for a long time and are used to uppercase and they just prefer that it stay there because of the standardized look of it," James McCarty, a messaging program manager at Fleet Cyber Command told the Times.

Read the full story at TheAtlantic.com.

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