There's a plot under way to do away with the poor beleaguered apostrophe. This little punctuation mark has been abused and attacked for years, but now it's apparently under real threat.
I think this is all part of the lazy texting/abbreviating/generally-not-caring that's currently prevalent in written English, and I find it all very sad. The apostrophe's there for a reason; there's a big difference between it's and its, and to do away with it would lead to misunderstandings and ambiguities.
I also love the semi-colon (how many kids are taught how to use this?). And yet they go into overdrive over the exclamation mark (I know. I'm always banging on about exclamation marks).
What is the world coming to?
(My iPad loves the apostrophe, so it's on my side. But if I don't catch it in time, it likes to change my name to France's...)