indenting paragraph


段落の謎 -池田信夫

This is an equivalent to saying that writing in Japanese is a peculiar custom of Japan. It does make sense if he asks why Japanese formatting custom requires the first sentence of a paragraph to be indented. But his logic, 'Japanese websites are wrong because New York Times doesn't indent.', sounds ridiculous to me.

Chinese also do indent one character at the beginning of a paragraph. But never mind, it is just only one of those weird local rules for only about 1.3billion people.