I find it amusing that what goes around comes around. Punctuation was almost never used on ancient scrolls because of space limitations (just like vowels were never used in ancient Hebrew, although the Masoretics added vowel pointing much later). How do you read without punctuation?
We are all about find out.
The use of the period for emphasis rather than to note the end of a complete thought, and the total lack of punctuation in most email and “microblogging,” are clear signs that the “protocol” of the English language, in regards to punctuation, is changing.
In the ancient world, punctuation was omitted to conserve space. In the modern world, we have so much space we use punctuation randomly.