Note to future self

According to an AP story in the LA Times (registration required), handwritten notes are becoming more prized now that so much communication is handled via email.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a Guardian article that predicted that handwriting as a skill was in danger of being lost.

Perhaps it will be retained by elites as a “medium is the message” flourish to polite society communications. Public schools will drop it, but finishing schools will teach it, as will adult ed classes in the local libraries. If there are . . . libraries . . .

[tags] handwriting [/tags]

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5 Responses to Note to future self

  1. Bernita says:

    Always have the feeling when I send one that I’m weird.

  2. doc-t says:

    hand writting notes???? Oh how quaint!

    I can see kids in the future… “Handwriting? What on earth is that?”

  3. Kirsten says:

    Turns out, Bernita, you’re not weird, you’re trendy!

  4. Erik says:

    I have found that my handwriting is getting messier and messier. I even reverse my “b”s and “d”s sometimes when i write, which I never used to do. It’s scary.

  5. Kirsten says:

    Mine is pretty bad, also!

    Do you suppose there might be a case for “handwriting rehab?”

    “Can’t decipher your own grocery lists? Friends accuse you of mimicking MDs? Don’t despair! In only two short weeks, the Handwriting Cure will straighten out your ‘o’s’ and put the plumb back in your ‘t’s.’ And you’ll never break up with a lover by accident again!”

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