[lbo-talk] The death of cursive

Gar Lipow gar.lipow at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 10:00:48 PDT 2011

I have a minor neurological disorder that makes legible handwriting nearly impossible and even printing painful. I learned to type at the age of 9 (which may be no big deal today but somewhat unusual at the time) and would not have made it through school if it were not for the typewriter. Word processing was a life saver for me, because getting stuff right even in typewritten form on first or second draft is almost impossilble for me.

On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Fernando Cassia <fcassia at gmail.com> wrote:
> At the university I switched my handwriting from cursive to print, and
> haven´t looked back.
> Cursive just seemed cumbersome and slowed me down, go figure.
> Not to mention more difficult to read. But then, I´ve spent my life in
> front of computer screens and qwerty keyboards since 1984...
> Good to know, after reading this, that I´m not the only one:
> ----
> Writing in script is slower, messier, harder to read, and rare. What
> percent of the population writes in script? I doubt that it is very
> high. I can't remember the last note I received in "cursive" writing.
> With typing now the norm rather than the exception, print handwriting
> will be forever dominant over script. Gone are the days when z's look
> like y's or when n's and m's are barely distinguishable.
> ----
> http://www.spectacle.org/298/auren.html
> And it was written in ´98!
> FC
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 12:34 AM,  <123hop at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Apparently with all the prep needed for standardized tests, there is no need for students to learn cursive writing.
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