18 January 2008


I am saddened at the demise of cursive handwriting. It used to be that longhand was taught as an art form. Remember when we minded our curlicues, much more than the content of our writing. With the advent of word processors, e-mails and text messaging, we have forgotten the art of penmanship. It is not a surprise that most people can't read longhand. Some students I know would write their compositions in block letters. There is a danger that in the future, no one can read history written by hand. I say, bring back the curlicues.