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(Slate)   We have come to a point in our evolution as a society where the question "Is handwriting worth saving?" must be asked   (slate.com) divider line 12
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2012-12-02 12:45:33 AM
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phartman: Writing is essential. Good penmanship is commendable.

Poor grammar is rampant. I am often amazed at people's lack of ability to write a comprehensible sentance.


Sentance?
2012-12-01 05:55:16 PM
1 votes:
CSB:

I was going shopping and my girlfriend wanted me to pick up some things so she started writing a list. I told her to just text me but she refused "You are too technology dependent!" or some such nonsense. I told her I wanted the list digitally not on a dead tree.

I won, she handed me the list. I set it on the table and took a picture of it with my phone.
2012-12-01 05:27:04 PM
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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


Can I have your stuff?
2012-12-01 05:25:46 PM
1 votes:
Oh god yes. My supervisor is a rock star but he needs a freaking rosetta stone for his handwriting. I have to transcribe the words when we're discussing stuff unless I want to ask what the hell the symbols are supposed to mean.
2012-12-01 05:15:07 PM
1 votes:
Thorak -

Cursive works well for lefties when done with a pencil ;)

Yes, it's worth saving - be a shame in 50 years to have an elite group of ppl who, alone, were able
to read - and interpret - founding documents. Sort of like the early church - but with a cursive Bill of Rights instead of a Latin text.

Besides - even if copies and translations exist in perpetuity a learned skill is never a waste - especially when it comes to young ppl who have miles of neurons to keep busy

I am an evil mother
2012-12-01 05:05:50 PM
1 votes:

Trollin4Colon:

I still blame twitter.Im critical of anything that butchers the english language more than forums and texting already have. It shouldn't annoy me so much but I had a date ask me if i was gay one time if I was gay because I used "big words" in conversation. I still to this day wonder just how her brain made that connection or conclusion.

//ok Im being over dramatic, it was pretty funny too. Gays are the only people who use big words? Thats a lolin.


8/10

/you misspelled "Lollering"
2012-12-01 04:56:01 PM
1 votes:

LDM90: downstairs: 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.


Same here with any "to do" lists for me.  That's usually because I'm doing them downstairs, where I don't have a computer.  (I hate laptops, and I hate all the to-do list apps for Android.)
 
If I'm upstairs, I'll often use notepad.exe.
 
Also, yeah, anything creative at all... I generally write spacially (for lack of a better term).  Meaning stuff all over the page, arrows pointing here and there.  Haven't found anything digital at all that allows be to do such with the same comfort and speed.

Are you still downstairs when you're upstairs?



I'm upstairs and downstairs right now as we speak!
 
You can't explain that.
2012-12-01 04:51:23 PM
1 votes:
Kids these days, don't know how to carve letters on clay tablets.
2012-12-01 04:50:19 PM
1 votes:

downstairs: 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.


Same here with any "to do" lists for me.  That's usually because I'm doing them downstairs, where I don't have a computer.  (I hate laptops, and I hate all the to-do list apps for Android.)
 
If I'm upstairs, I'll often use notepad.exe.
 
Also, yeah, anything creative at all... I generally write spacially (for lack of a better term).  Meaning stuff all over the page, arrows pointing here and there.  Haven't found anything digital at all that allows be to do such with the same comfort and speed.


Are you still downstairs when you're upstairs?
2012-12-01 04:48:56 PM
1 votes:

aimtastic: With the ubiquity of those little digital signature pads, I don't even bother trying to sign my name properly anymore. It's not like I could come anywhere close to what's on the back of my card on that tiny pad with that giant pen anyway, so I just do a random scribble these days.


I write "there is no God" or "I like pie" if in a hurry. Generally the clerk sees your signature on their screen and I've never been called on it. They dont care.
2012-12-01 04:46:06 PM
1 votes:
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
2012-12-01 02:46:17 PM
1 votes:

Lsherm: We can shiatcan handwriting as long as students are still obligated to learn how to write properly. Have any of you read an email or anything else from the current generation of college graduates? Twitter is destroying their ability to commit a coherent thought in writing. I sent an email to one of our Jr. Admins last week asking about the status of some tasks he had on a project and I got this in response: "Will l8tr." Then he got snippy with me when I demanded a more detailed update.

This guy isn't stupid, but his communication skills are absolutely atrocious.



I really think blaming Twitter isn't accurate.  This stuff came about when texting was done on a phone with just 0 to 9 buttons.
 
All in all, I blame laziness at this point.
 
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