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originally posted by: CX
I think it's bad anyway that handwriting s starting to take second place in schools to IT. Yes I know we live in a modern world, but handwriting is a basic skill that will hopefully outlive any computer.
I seriously worry about the basics that are being left behind at school these days, and one day, if the power goes out, we'll be left with asking the elders for help. I can see people in the future picking up a pen for the first time as if it were their first time with chopsticks.
Many jobs need handwriting too, all of the jobs I've worked have needed legible handwriting as a requirement. Maybe not so much the CV, but we did have do a handwritten covering letter too.
I'll leave you with the passage that you have to write out for the World Handwriting Contest, I love this piece of writing...
HANDWRITING: that action of emotion, of thought, and of decision that has recorded the history of mankind, revealed the genius of invention, and disclosed the inmost depths of the soulful heart. It gives ideas tangible form through letters, pictographs, symbols, and signs. Handwriting forges a bond across millennia and generations that not only ties us to the thoughts and deeds of our forebears, but also serves as an irrevocable link to our humanity. Neither machines nor technology can replace or equal the contribution or continuing importance of this inexpensive portable skill. Necessary in every age, handwriting remains just as vital to the enduring saga of civilization as our next breath.
originally posted by: Nyiah
It really pissed my husband off that nearly everything is done online now. In his opinion, it's a critical disconnect between employers and potential employees, because the employer loses out on useful first impressions during handing in the application (things like quick small talk & follow-up questions, & getting a feel for the potential hire by way of speech, body language, etc) I certainly agree with him, human contact like that at the consideration stage for hires is important. Very much so. But in this almost factory line-like way of applying online, it's almost like people aren't even seen as people anymore. Maybe because they're not, they're just worker bees these days, grinding away with the rest of the Joneses.
originally posted by: fossilera
a reply to: makemap
No-one said you had to use the computer - You can do like a lot of us do, and write it out on paper, then scan it and send it.