Re: The great note-taking divide is coming

Subject: Re: The great note-taking divide is coming
From: Editor in Chief <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2013 00:42:40 -0500

Don't forget, though: deciphering the samples in the Palmer Method workbook
is no big deal. Deciphering the scribblings of somebody who has been using
a pen or pencil to jot on-the-fly notes for 30 years is quite another.
Handwriting remains reasonably "standardized" while there is enforcement -
in school. But then it begins to drift and to become very personalized. . .
read indecipherable by others. We all perk up, pay attention, and write
carefully when composing the rare hand-written missive to someone else, but
when we jot for our own use...?




On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 2:09 AM, John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com> wrote:

> 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
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> 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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