Re: The great note-taking divide is coming

Subject: Re: The great note-taking divide is coming
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:06:54 -0800

I imagine the cave-parents had the same concerns when they stopped teaching
cave painting.

W


On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:41:43 -0500, Editor in Chief <
> editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Soon, most schools will stop teaching cursive "long-hand" handwriting.
>>
>
> Blindsided again!
>
> Where did this plan come from? I only heard of this last week in our local
> newspaper where one of the school administrators was quoted as saying she
> planned that our county's schools would continue to teach handwriting. I
> had thought that even though arithmetic is under assault via hand-held
> calculators and computers, reading and writing would necessarily remain.
>
> Perhaps the difficulty is that many of the teachers do not have the skill?
>
> Well then, it's time for me to push the final assault on the "three R's":
> Reading must go. Instead, students will listen to written text interpreted
> by computer devices. Further on, researchers will discover that students
> are not satisfied with clear "computer" diction that does not match their
> ordinary discourse. Augmentations in later generations of text-presentation
> hardware will automatically reduce vocabulary to short synonyms, and wull
> tlk laik dis, mo luk mumbln. Jus yuz short wurds. 'Gimme fuud now!'
>
> Someone has to assemble the path for disintegration. Technical writers
> will be redeployed, put to work recasting lengthy dystopian novels into
> short, light and airy (but monosyllabic) audiobooks. You heard it here
> first.
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