Donnchadha: There's a reason why he's not as well known as his cousin Jones.
Cyberluddite: Indiana Bill doesn't know jackshiat about this topic. Wake me when Michigan Steve or Wisconsin Tom weigh in on the issue.
BarkingUnicorn: Do schools still teach typing, or are kids assumed to pick that up on their own?
NowhereMon: BarkingUnicorn: Do schools still teach typing, or are kids assumed to pick that up on their own?Typing will be just as obsolete as cursive in a few short years...
nekom: They don't already? Has that much changed, they don't teach cursive script in school these days? This is news to me, and I was born in 1980./get.... off my lawn?
ArkAngel: I learned cursive in grade school and haven't used it for anything except a signature in years. What's the point?
vartian: ArkAngel: I learned cursive in grade school and haven't used it for anything except a signature in years. What's the point?This. Maybe they can teach buggy whip manufacturing next. Plus, we'll have a secret code against all those farking kids.
DMMidwest: It's still a useful skill, cognitively. Teaches fine motor skills. Enhances the ability to read. Will be handy for reading handwritten documents (yes, like the Constitution). And electronic means and devices aren't always available or appropriate. Cursive handwriting is still of great utility. Good for Indiana.
dickfreckle: OK I severely farked up that last post (am not sober at this moment).Declaration. But still.
R.A.Danny: I can barely print after using a computer for everything for so long.
vpb: If boys don't know cursive, how will they wright their names in the snow?
revrendjim: ArkAngel: I learned cursive in grade school and haven't used it for anything except a signature in years. What's the point?Exactly. Everyone knows that anything that does not apply to ArkAngel's life is totally unnecessary.
MadCat221: Typing will be just as obsolete as cursive in a few short years...Except it won't, because the only thing touch screens are good for is compactness
Coco LaFemme: To this day, I get complimented on my penmanship
Kim Jong-il: cursive is generally faster to write.
The Larch: yes, that really is the only reason cursive exists
Gyrfalcon: So if you go on to college, you WILL learn to write some kind of cursive--or you will never be able to take notes. Period.
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