Curse You Cursive

Time shows us that language reading or writing has only been available to about two percent of the population at any given time in human history. Historically the clergy were the ones who were taught to read and write. In the last fifty years this has changed dramatically.

High technology historically was the pen and the pen went through some major technical enhancements. The nibs the ink the roller ball were all major enhancements to the writing tool. Then text typeset photocopies the computer. Its changed everything.

A person historically was judged on their penmanship their character their integrity their station in society. Learning to write was very difficult for me. I am proud and I wanted to only use one line like everyone else but. Me using one line means no one including me can read my hand writing. Needless to say I can’t read anyones else’s hand writing either.

I have over the years basically lost my penmanship entirely. I work in the tech industry and over the years I have just migrated to typing everything. When I was younger people wanted to receive a letter to feel you were giving the personal touch. Unfortunately / fortunately now with email you can accomplish the personal touch more or less. At least the person knows your thinking about them. When I receive a card or a letter I always have to get someone else to read it to me. Nasty if something was meant to be private. So if I have to write I print in block letters like they teach in play school. Ninety nine percent of the time I type.

I was actually complemented on my signature. Very difficult to duplicate apparently. So identity thieves beware. All correspondence is preferred typed or electronic is even better if you please.

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About the Author:

Kyle has ocular albinism and has been legally blind since birth. Kyle leads a very active live and is besides his professional career involved in many projects for persons who are different.

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