Handwriting

I read this story on BBC, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7907888.stm.

A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts.

For some, that is already the case. But writer Kitty Burns Florey says the art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript.

“When your great-great-grandchildren find that letter of yours in the attic, they’ll have to take it to a specialist, an old guy at the library who would decipher the strange symbols for them,” says Ms Florey, author of the newly-published Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting.

Interesting as well as disappointing. In future we’d be lost in sans-serif and serif, the Verdanas and Tahomas.

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