lordargent: I can't read this worth a damn.http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Spencerian_exampl e. jpg
IamAwake: The One True TheDavid:Typing is to writing what mobility scooters are to legs.Typing (and the mass-printing, easily available information which actually in question here...) is why we have democracies, some modicum of liberty, etc.
lordargent: mmagdalene: if we stop teaching handwriting, we risk the scared texts and primary sources of the past becoming indecipherable to all but a few learned scribes within a generation or two.You can just look up "Cursive" on wikipedia :P
jimmythrust: MuonNeutrino:The fact that some of the 'best students' have terrible handwriting ought to be a clue - namely, that handwriting has absolutely nothing to do with academic aptitude.If there is no link, then why do all the inept have horrible handwriting? I have no flunkers with beautiful penmanship. The sharp ones with bad handwriting area likely just in a hurry to convey their ideas, whereas the dullards can barely write out the letters of the alphabet. Just sayin'.
The One True TheDavid: PlatinumDragon:The nice thing about handwriting on paper is that it doesn't require electricity to access the stored information.Bingo.
aerojockey: The One True TheDavid: PlatinumDragon:The nice thing about handwriting on paper is that it doesn't require electricity to access the stored information.Bingo.The nice thing about chiseling letters into clay tablets is you don't need access to manufactured paper, ink, and pens.
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