There was an interesting article by Melanie McDonagh in last week’s Telegraph.
Her piece prompts some typical Telegraph reader comments, such as “Everyone should learn the basics first, reading, writing and arithmetic, te [sic] old fashioned way.”
She argues that we are in the keyboard age and that therefore the art of handwriting is dying out.
The former is indisuptable: but I’m not sure about the latter. There will always be somethings people need to write, if only their signature on cards, whether of the greetings or credit variety.
Arguably, the less often we write things, the better our handwriting could be. Writing ‘Happy Birthday’ gets my best efforts. It’s the pages of longhand notes from meetings where my script becomes a scrawl.