I have decided English teachers and majors should just accept that the period is outdated. Seriously. Heather and I have read the top six books of the 20th century and three, yes count them, three, trois, tres… 1, 2, 3 of the books do not use the period. Run-on sentences GALORE!! Stream of consciencness = babble. So I ask, why do we even need the period? Seems that the critics, editors and publishers set the precedent in the 1930’s. The period is passe, my friends.