Computers Killed My Penmanship
I can’t say that I ever had the finest penmanship. In fact the reality is that unless I really concentrated on making my writing legible it was questionable as to whether anyone else could decipher it.
To be clear I am referring to writing in simple printing. I don’t even want to tell you how bad my cursive was and now it is even worse. But I have an easy excuse for why it has gotten so bad. It is called computers.
Yes, computers are responsible for helping me lose the limited ability that I had to write. Thanks to the wonderful world of word processing I almost never spend any time writing anything of any length with a pen or pencil.
I have noticed that I have virtually no stamina for it anymore. I am afraid to see what would happen If I had to fill out a blue book. I have had this discussion a few times now and am glad to report that I am not the only one that this has happened to.
And I cannot help but wonder if one day we’ll see handwriting disappear. Let me clarify that, I wonder if cursive is going to go the way of the Dodo bird. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen. I must admit that it is kind of a sad prospect.
Does anyone handwrite letters anymore or do we all rely upon email?
What do you think?