posted on Dec, 16 2018 @ 09:04 AM
I'm 54, As soon as I joined the Navy for 20, I never used cursive again. To this day I print clearly, Navy style or I simply type it into my laptop
for printing. Cursive is pretty and looks great on wedding invitations but, there is too much room for the writer to improvise till mistakes can be
common. Before the printing press, all copies were made by hand and believe me, major information has been lost in the transfer. Cursive has little
use for information transfer and our kids have too much to keep up with than an archaic writing system that is not worth the hours associated with
learning the system. The future and change can be frightening but, it will be ok. We will survive and the technique is thoroughly documented and
studied. That is the good thing with our times, we can store vast amounts of information on how our ancestors interacted and used their technology.
It will not be lost, just archived. My hobby is decorative knot work like the sailors did in the sailing days. It is no longer a trade but, an
awesome way to experience the past and create. I document all my work and have piles of old books to learn from but, those books are no longer in
print so, it is up to all of us Citizen Historians to document and preserve the little things of our culture we are so endeared to.