English teachers: To indent or not to indent?

​This is gonna be quick. Is it just me, or is it starting to seem silly to teach paragraph indentation when no one uses it anymore? Think about the last time you indented a paragraph. Was it in the last 5 years? Emails, blogs, and news articles are usually written in business letter format, skipping a space between paragraphs. It looks better and reads easier than indenting. I think indenting was probably once better than skipping a line because it saved paper. But guess what? Nobody uses paper anymore!

Anyway, I’m going to keep teaching the indented paragraph, but I think soon the conversation about leaving a line between paragraphs and the change that seems to be happening with formatting would be appropriate. English teachers–is it just me?!

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