My dad, sister, and I were just having this discussion the other day...

When it comes to  "cursive" -- those letter formations on the alphabet chart over the chalkboard that I struggled with in 3rd grade and that my kids struggled with in 3rd grade--  the only time I ever use it anymore is when I scribble my signature on something.  ...

Still, cursive itself strikes me as the slide rule of the humanities -- a relic whose passage into history deserves a shrug, not a tear.
I've often made the joke over the years that I got into the IT arena because my handwriting is so awful.  I have always been able to type 50+ words a minute (since about seventh grade), and I'm left-handed, so I have two reasons to avoid handwriting -- especially cursive.  If the end is coming, I sure won't miss it.

Link: Chicago Tribune/Eric Zorn: Cursive, Foiled Again >

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