Re: The great note-taking divide is coming

Subject: Re: The great note-taking divide is coming
From: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: Editor in Chief <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 01:09:47 -0600

You're overlooking the fascination young people have with old and quaint stuff. Are you old enough to remember the calligraphy craze? There will be tons of self-help books. There will be college electives. It will be the height of cool to be able to interpret those strange squiggles.

John A

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On Feb 28, 2013, at 10:41 AM, Editor in Chief <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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
> on tablet.
>
> 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.
>
> :-)
>
> Youngsters, just coming up now, as the last wave who will know cursive (yet
> still have some living ahead of them) will have a forensic skill unknown to
> the following generation(s). They might be able to exploit it. "Can anyone
> read these margin squiggles on the old design drawings? The patent lawyers
> need to know..."
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