IamAwake: Trollin4Colon: hat wasn't what I was going for but I still chortled.Chortled? Is that some sort of gay-sex term or something?.
parasol: Yes, it's worth saving - be a shame in 50 years to have an elite group of ppl who, alone, were ableto read - and interpret - founding documents
IamAwake: Trollin4Colon: hat wasn't what I was going for but I still chortled.Chortled? Is that some sort of gay-sex term or something?clowncar on fire: You all act like the internet and electrical gadgetry will be immune in the event of: long term disruption to the power grid ore lectromagnetic pulse gerated either by natural circumstances, or as a weapon of war by a foreign government should the US ever be attacked.Your argument is that handwriting should be saved to keep us safe in event of zomgzombies? Really?Probably the same generation that thinks it's ok to kitty-corner across my yard when visiting my neighbor.Oh, well, if you're going to go so far as to literally say the kids need to stay off your lawn, it makes sense then.
KrispyKritter: why fark around? shiatcan everything that once was which no longer needs to be. the list is very long. seriously. if something comes to pass that is so horrible that computers & teh 'net no longer exists we will all either be dead or we'll wish we were. you think you want to live in a world that's been reverted to 1810? kiss my arse. we've had it too good for too long. the day the fun dies just shoot me in the head, i'm not carrying buckets of water and sleeping on the ground. screw that noise./honest lazy spoiled American
IamAwake: parasol: Yes, it's worth saving - be a shame in 50 years to have an elite group of ppl who, alone, were ableto read - and interpret - founding documentswhy? They're meaningless now. Do you even know what claim the feds have to 99% of the national government and services even existing? "interstate commerce." The Constitution also prohibits a standing army...how's that working out for us?The documents are already meaningless. Do you really think knowing cursive changes that?Tell ya what...you guys spend all your time honing your cursive skills for the coming zombie apocalypse, I'll make sure I know how to grow penicillin and ride a horse. If and when the zombies ever come, we'll see whose skills are more useful.
clowncar on fire: Writing does not ward off zombies but it may become a way of accurately keeping stock, writing law, communicating should our little tech heavy world ever meet its demise. Never hurts to be able to write in the event of some sort of major disaster- yes. The people who can write just might be the ones who will be the writers of history.
MayoBoy: Help send my children to college. Keep writing cursive.[www.penturners.org image 800x548](300 year old White Oak from Missouri trimmmed with original Teak decking from the USS Missouri)[www.penturners.org image 800x424](White Tail Deer Antler)
Zarquon's Flat Tire: I write things like grocery lists, or notes at work. I hate cursive, but that could be a symptom of left-handedness.
downstairs: All in all, I blame laziness at this point.
pisceandreamer: I will be writing by hand until I can't write anymore. Whether I'm doing a paper for school or some attempt at something creative, I can't just type it straight into the laptop.Also, I can always keep a little notebook & pen in my purse to write things, whereas I don't often take my laptop or iPad with me when I am just out and about.Not sure why, because we had computers in the house from junior high on up, but it is just completely ingrained in me to write things out by hand first and then transcribe them to the computer.
IamAwake: Pretending it is an important survival skill however, or pretending anyone reads or cares about what is in the Constitution anymore, is silly. Have you yourself looked at the short enumerated list in article 1, section 8, in a while? Should learning ancient latin and greek also be taught to all school children so they can read other historical documents which don't apply to them anymore, in the original form and text they were written?
IamAwake: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I write things like grocery lists, or notes at work. I hate cursive, but that could be a symptom of left-handedness.post-it notes aren't going away within our respective lifetimes. A child doesn't need to waste time learning cursive, to be able to make a grocery list (btw, my grocery lists are cloud-sourced and are simultaneously realtime edited by my wife and I, via whatever electronic devices we have nearby. But I digress...)Pretending it is an important survival skill however, or pretending anyone reads or cares about what is in the Constitution anymore, is silly. Have you yourself looked at the short enumerated list in article 1, section 8, in a while? Should learning ancient latin and greek also be taught to all school children so they can read other historical documents which don't apply to them anymore, in the original form and text they were written?
Duck_of_Doom: Also one reason I hope Fark never gets and "edit" button - our dumbassery should be displayed for all eternity. :-)
whatshisname: The ability to express yourself with pen and paper is invaluable - whether you're jotting a quick sketch, a map or some text.
Duck_of_Doom: [www.thisnation.com image 600x724][1.bp.blogspot.com image 278x400][kmb.raa.se image 790x574][modiya.nyu.edu image 352x237]OR[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x200] Which will be around in 50 years, even if left in a museum?
Soymilk: Didn't someone claim that's it's not worth teaching kids to do math in their heads or with a pencil and paper, since now everyone has calculators?How did that work out?
dethmagnetic: I just draw a little wavy scribble whenever I have to sign something. It doesn't even look like my name.
BarkingUnicorn: dethmagnetic: I just draw a little wavy scribble whenever I have to sign something. It doesn't even look like my name.I've gotten by with "fark u." Only one clerk noticed, and she just smirked knowing it wasn't meant for her.
Duck_of_Doom: Which will be around in 50 years, even if left in a museum?
Zarquon's Flat Tire: Still looking for the part in my post where I implied any of those things. Teach kids to print, screw cursive.
Duck_of_Doom: Because, maybe in 500 years, long after the US has fallen and been remade into a dictatorship, been split up, and reassembled into something different, someone might read that ancient document and find inspiration. It may take work - language will be different 500 years hence, but as long as you have the source document accessible, you can translate it for yourself. Scholars still re-translate and reinterpret writings from old days.
The One True TheDavid: Typing is to writing what mobility scooters are to legs.
AbbeySomeone: Absolutely beautiful. Email me please./eip
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