Re: The great note-taking divide is coming
Soon, most schools will stop teaching cursive "long-hand" handwriting. In a
few years, junior (cheaper) TWs - and their young managers - will have no
way to decipher your project notes if you use a pen on paper, or a stylus
That is a serious loss. Intelligence has some tie-in to hand-eye coordination. Some ancient philosophers shunned the notion of writing as interfering with intelligence and memory but they did not have texting for a comparison. I think if kids stop learning to write with a pen, then perhaps they will stop learning to think with a brain and just technology to replace intellectual autonomy.
Your writing, of course, needs to be readable by you, but should be kept
sloppy enough to resist OCR. Imagine being replaced by a less-expensive
junior, but being called back as a consultant to decipher your own notes on
the big project.
You mean like the COBOL programmers who were called back to save us all from Y2K?
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