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Literacy's value is proven by the fact we can read carved stone and clay tablets from six thousand years ago, without the mediation of electricity or any form of technology. In six thousand years' time, who will be able to "view", "read" or "audit" the documents now being committed to digital storage direct from the screen they were created on? Who will even know what screens or keyboards were? Written text deveoped to be the most reliable form of storage for speech. It will continue to be that. Read Cicero's orations and hear Cicero speak.
People look at me funny when I bring my pad and pencil to meetings instead of my laptop or tablet or phone.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: butcherguy
I love that your passing the cursive on. Wonder if our kids will too? It would be a shame to lose this and all paper over a few more generations' time.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: new_here
No, it's not crazy at all.
When I was working with kids with learning disabilities, one of the things that slowed these kids down was what we called a weak sound/symbol visualization. So we did lots of exercise aimed at getting them to visualize the letter (symbols) in their head and get used to changing out different letters in their head and how that would change the word.
So, yes, your sound/symbol helps with memory. You retain the memory of the symbols you wrote especially if your sound/symbol is strong.