Cursive Writing Is Now Practically Obsolete
If you haven't noticed by now, you will. Cursive writing is now practically obsolete. Have you yet not noticed that your middle-schooler doesn't have a need for turnng in his or her papers in, in cursive writing? When school age children do papers now, what they utilize is the computer. Additionally, all forms that need to be filled out, are done so explicitly in "print." The form will say, "please print." Of course, that is so that it will be legible, because a lot of people have such horrible handwriting that you can't even decifer it. But, I find it a bit sad, that no longer are we getting any hand exercise, and that another profession will fall by the wayside, and that is the profession of Handwriting Analysis....because if there is no handwriting to analyze, then there will not be the need......and it will become a long forgotten art, handwriing will....say, in a matter of 20 years or even less. I predict, that even signatures will be a thing of the past. Why, they can just make us sign with our thumb or our forefinger prints, or even make us gaze into a lens to take a "readng" of our eyeball. After all, one can forge a script, but you cannot forge a fingerprint or a retina/pupil.
As technology races (and it is racing, I tell you) to provide to us more and more ways to make our lives faster and more interesting, and more efficient, we will be losing the ways of the past.....because even now, in our computers, there are cursive fonts that we may choose, if we so wish to create our messages with such. It might be a scary thought for us, the older generation, but for those who are just coming into adulthood, it will be a natural consequence. I'll bet my granddaughter's world of communication will be so very different than mine, that she will someday be asking me, "Grandma, what was writing in cursive like? Would it take you forever to write a paper?" I will probably say to her, "Yes, my dear, it was very cumbersome, compared to what you do now." (whatever that will be)
Cursive Obsolete? See What A Teacher Thinks
Will Computers Make Handwriting Obsolete?
- Will Computers Make Handwriting Obsolete? ~ Tech News Watch
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