Is the semicolon becoming obsolete?

An interesting chart! Are semicolons becoming obsolete? (And, I’m almost afraid to ask: If they are becoming obsolete, what does this say about us?) Tell us what you think!

I’ll get the conversation started–I’m afraid that if we’re using fewer semicolons, it’s because we’re expressing–and having–less complex ideas. Specifically, I’m afraid that we’re thinking in sound bites, rather than in logical, sequential patterns.

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