Computers are used for everything now. Even elementary school kids are writing reports and handling their assignments on computers at home and at school. My grandkids can hit a keyboard with a speed that would make my ninth grade typing teacher tear up with joy.
Is the computer making cursive writing obsolete?
You have to learn printing. I guess you even need to learn to sign your name in cursive, but is there really a need for it beyond that?
With everything being computer based, I wonder if someday no one will know how to form letters by hand and signatures will be nothing more than thumbprints in red ink.
Or blood. Thereâ€™s DNA in blood.Â I guess you could test it to find out whether or not the thumbprint and the DNA matched.
I donâ€™t really know what they are doing in schools. I homeschool and my kids learn italics. That means that they all have gorgeous handwriting until they turn sixteen and then they rival any doctor for legibility â€“ well, lack of legibility.
I know that since I have been using a keyboard constantly (and I do mean constantly) my muscle control has changed and it is hard to write out things by hand. I mean, when I need to slip a private note to someone, I text them, even if they are sitting next to me.
If I need to make a grocery list, I write an email and send it to my iPhone. I use my debit card rather than writing a check. The more you think about it, the more you realize people just donâ€™t write that much anymore.
Do you think cursive writing is going to be one of the things that becomes extinct thanks to our dependence on technology? Does it matter?