August 30, 2010 Kitty Burns Florey mentions in Script & Scribble that the quill was used for twelve centuries!!! The computer age is maybe 30 years old, tops? In that brief span of time many people are relinquishing their ability to write by hand. There’s another human skill threatened with extinction. Makes me wonder, what […]
Archives for August 2010
August 25, 2010 The Rise and Fall of Handwriting by Kitty Burns Florey “I took a stroll through the pen department at a nearby office supply store, fifty feet of writing implements: ballpoints, fountain pens, rollerballs, gel pens, felt-tips, highlighters, bold points, fine points, superfine points, micro points, needle points, comfort grips, super-comfy grips, rubber […]
August 20, 2010 I am continuously flabbergasted by the culture’s downplay of humanity in the present day’s ever increasing worship of technology. Handwriting is very human. It is no wonder we mumble on the page. If the computer is perfection, with its spell check, delete button and that clear crisp impersonal type, handwriting will always […]
August 16, 2010 Do you like your own handwriting? Can others read what you wrote? Can you? Barbara Getty and Inga Dubay (WRITE NOW) describe bad handwriting as “mumbling on the page.” Too often, I hear people express gratitude for the computer because they are embarrassed by their own handwriting. “My handwriting is horrible.” OK, […]
August 9,2010 In this vastly impersonal world, we still hunger for a “real voice” on the phone to listen to our requests. Our desire for real human contact has not diminished but may be heightened by the mere fact that that connection is so rare. Handwriting and handwritten notes honor that very human connection we […]
August 5, 2010 If you could choose anyone for their autograph, past or present, whose would you choose? I asked my friend, Jim Rose, this question and with little hesitation he announced: “Michelangelo, it’s only one word!” Me? I’d ask Isadora Duncan to sign a scarf. The dictionary defines autograph as: a person’s own signature […]
August 2, 2010 Consider: If handwriting is not something special, why then do people wait on long lines for the signature of a celebrity or dignitary? ….Recently, a fellow got Leonard Nemoy to autograph his arm and immediately went to get it tattooed!!!