Technology And Handwriting: An Observation

CNN recently ran an article that questioned whether the abundance of technology today has ruined handwriting for current and future generations. This is an interesting question and one that deserves a little attention.


According to the article published by CNN, “a 2012 study found that 33% of people had difficulty reading their own handwriting.” The truth is that even those of us who grew up without laptops in the classroom, those of us who had cursive lessons, have forgotten how to write properly due to the overabundance of technology. Is this necessarily a bad thing though? Certainly there are times when we are required to hand write various notes but isn’t it more important that those notes are widely available and legible? Then again what is technology fails us at some point?

What are your thoughts on technology’s impact on handwriting these days?

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