Is Handwriting on the Way Out?

I do hope so. Can’t bloody stand the stuff, par­tic­u­larly the curs­ive.

Anne Trubek:

Proclaiming the vir­tu­ous­ness of one way of form­ing a “j” over oth­ers is a trope that occurs through­out handwriting’s his­tory. For instance, early Christians jet­tisoned Roman scripts they deemed dec­ad­ent and pagan. In their scrip­tor­ia, monks developed Uncial to replace Roman scripts. An interne­cine battle ensued when Irish monks developed a vari­ation on Uncial that tra­di­tion­al­ists deemed an upstart, quasi-heretic­al script.

Via Miller-McCune.

Author: Ian Hocking

Writer and psychologist.

2 thoughts on “Is Handwriting on the Way Out?”

  1. I hate had­writ­ing, I used to have to rewrite all my lec­ture notes in the even­ing because the next day i wouldn’t know what the ori­gin­al scrawl said.

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