Could we forget how to WRITE?

By | June 25, 2012

Could we forget how to WRITE

If you can’t remember the last time you jotted down a hand-written note, you are not alone.

For a study suggests that the days of using pen and paper may be numbered – with a typical adult not having written anything for almost six weeks.

In a world where we increasingly tap out our thoughts, messages and reminders on a keyboard or a touchscreen phone, the traditional note or letter appears to be becoming redundant.

The research, commissioned by online stationer Docmail, revealed that the average time since an adult last wrote by hand was 41 days. But it also found that one in three of us has not had cause to write anything ‘properly’ for more than six months.

Two thirds of the 2,000 respondents said that if they do write by hand, it’s usually something for their eyes only with hastily scribbled reminders or notes most common.

More than half of those polled admitted their handwriting had noticeably declined, with one in seven declaring they were ‘ashamed’ of their written word.

And four in ten said they relied on predictive text for spelling, with one in four regularly using abbreviations or ‘text talk’.

The startling long-term conclusion is that future generations may end up entirely dependent on keyboards to communicate. …

via Could we forget how to WRITE? The typical adult has not scribbled anything by hand for six weeks | Mail Online.

0 thoughts on “Could we forget how to WRITE?

  1. Fred Killer

    Wot annoys me is thes poeple who carnt smell

    I mean there stooped or summit wrong wiv dem innit and nevr punctificate proper like its just won baldy smelled sentense it just get on my nirve

    Get a brian morans!

    War is peece

  2. Sam

    It’s been almost three decades since I stopped writing in cursive. I found recently that I’ve forgotten how to do it. Even when I could remember, or after some effort, could recall the more convoluted characters (such as the capital “S”), I found that my attempts to write in cursive looked like a kid’s handwriting.

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