Mike the Mad Biologist

Links 5/3/11


  1. #1 Nomen Nescio
    May 4, 2011

    cursive writing is moribund, and there’s no reason to more than yawn. i’m training mine myself, but i have no illusions that this is more than an affectation for the sake of my personal aesthetics and vanity. i don’t actually need cursive writing, or arguably any writing apart from a keyboard at all — i’d bet most people don’t, which is why everybody’s handwriting stinks these days and there are no negative effects to be seen of it.

    think back — when was the last time you had to write anything that somebody else had to be able to read and make sense of, and yet chose to do it by hand? i’ll bet most folks are like me, if we’re writing any more than a mnemonic for ourselves we reach for a keyboard.

    (seriously, signatures vulnerable to forgery? are written signatures even considered to legally authenticate anything anymore? most of the really big-money “signatures” you see these days are rubber-stamped on, or copy-pasted in photoshop. i may write mine with a fountain pen, but that’s because i’m a weirdo.)

  2. #2 Athena Andreadis
    May 4, 2011

    Thanks for the link, Mike!

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