Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cursive writing has changed with the times

It is interesting how time and technology can change common events of the day, even as simple as cursive writing.

When I was attending elementary school, back in the “Dark Ages” of my youth, cursive writing was emphasized as important for children to know. Then again, we didn’t have computers or word processors that would neatly print our thoughts on paper without us lifting a pen.

Without computers or typewriters, cursive writing was a good way to write down thoughts. It took less time and, usually, provided more room on the paper to write additional words. This is not the case with block letters, which would always take up more space, unless the person could perform this task at a microscopic level.

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