TTP | The Slight of Longhand
Lost Art of the Pen -
September 16th, 2010
Created in 1938 when a drunken epileptic sneezed while journaling, cursive writing has found itself smack dab on the academic extinction list next to band and mash notes.
That first part may be bullsh*t, but it's true that kids are barely writing longhand anymore, as many are learning to type as early as kindergarten. Is this a tragedy, or a sign of the times? Much like keyboards today, cursive originally allowed for faster writing. One of the cool things about cursive was that you could identify a person's work before you even read their name on the page. Plus, when chicks dotted their i's with hearts, you knew they were going to be good to go at the cotillion.
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