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How do you think it will impact society once the masses no longer use computer keyboards?


Here is my take: With auto-fill, the prevalence of short hand phrasing, text messaging, and the decline of laptop and PC sales, the general public will lose their command of language. Only content creators or educators will continue this craft. If only the average touch pad users would employ the use of a keyboard dock, only then would the integrity of the written language be potentially preserved by society as a whole. What are your thoughts?

 

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    trailrunner7 3 years ago

    I actually love spell check, because it would embarrass me to send something spelled incorrectly. But, I always make a mental note of the corrected spelling.


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    Rain San Martin (rainsanmartin) 3 years ago

    I don't think keyboards will be obsolete myself, my prediction however is that the masses will use them drastically less. Only content creators will take advantage of this writing tool, increasing the divide between those who can and can not write.

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    RockyMountainMom 3 years ago

    Good point--Cursive is notably absent from younger grade school curriculum...My daughter had it at some point, so my son (going into 3rd grade) knows of it from seeing her do it. Since they haven't touched on it yet, he makes up his own.

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    trailrunner7 3 years ago

    I feel that as long as people in the media, such as newscasters and politicians, continue to use interesting words and good grammar, it will raise the bar for the rest of us. Most people equate language with intellect.


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    Rain San Martin (rainsanmartin) 3 years ago

    The email was once a reasonably thought out paragraph or two. Now with email use on the decline, the new short-hand language is gaining traction. Well composed sentences are a rarity.