Texting is the new handwriting

Once upon a time, everyone could write in cursive. Those days are quickly dying. Around here, kids aren’t even taught it in school anymore.

Once upon a time, everyone could write with a pen. Those days are quickly dying. Around here, kids aren’t even taught it in school anymore.

Oh, wait – that second paragraph isn’t accurate. Yet.

But it will be. The arguments for handwriting will fade into ridiculousness. Some will try to preserve it – like some ancient art form. Because, they say, it’s convenient or it’s a form of personal expression. I say, like a typical product of the ’00s, whatever.

Texting is more convenient. We always have our phone or some other mobile device with us. No need to keep track of that napkin anymore.

Also, the personal expression will of hand writing will turn into “you’re so 1900s.” Personal expression will come in other forms, not handwriting.

I’m not sure I agree with all this. I like handwriting. But when it comes down to it, how much longer before we all cave to little Sally asking, “Why do I need to learn this? I’m never going to use it.” She’s right. Teach her to type – teach her to text.

So that’s one of my predictions: handwriting will die.

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