RE: The great note-taking divide is coming

Subject: RE: The great note-taking divide is coming
From: "Ward, Teri A" <teri -dot- a -dot- ward -at- boeing -dot- com>
To: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>, Editor in Chief <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2013 17:28:37 +0000

I always thought the whole point of cursive was that it was *faster* than printing each letter separately. Connecting the letters in a continuous flowing motion. To me printing each letter separately is much more laborious than cursive and should only be done when required, such as crossword puzzles and forms that require you to print.

This is one of the (very) few times that I'm glad I'm old. And I will happily write cursive the rest of my life until they pry that pen from my cold dead fingers. :)

Teri Anne Ward
Seattle, WA

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Subject: Re: The great note-taking divide is coming

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..."
> --
> __o
> _`\<,_
> (*)/ (*)
> Don't go away. We'll be right back.
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