Do you think that we'll slowly lose the ability to write?

January 11, 2007 7:01am CST
In the this modern world of computers and technology I'm sure most of us will agree that we use our hand writing skills that we were taught at school less and less and rely on the computer keyboard more and more, most people can now type faster than they can handwrite something. So, my question to you is, do you think there'll ever come a time, when we don't bother to teach our kids to write at all apart from as a hobby, like some people like to know how to knit?
4 responses
• India
11 Jan 07
So far as education concerned in india upto B.Ed. and P.G. also the examination carried on only by handwriting. In the other hand in the society it was very developed that all the works would be done only through computers such as using key board or a key pad on cell. It is hardly known that one of my friend who completed his graduation some years back have joined in a course of personality development and he faced very very hard time when he faced that on noting some points in his note book. He felt very shy as he didn't go through it. It is the technology development. Any way there was no change in attending exams in the own handwriting of the participants in the near future. Therefore don't worry about the kids. They can enjoy their handwriting.
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• United States
11 Jan 07
this day might come in future and i can add too mathematics coz many use calculators
11 Jan 07
I hadn't though of maths, but yeah it's true, I know I'm definatly getting progressively worse at maths because I simply don't need to use that part of my brain anymore.
• India
23 Jan 07
Yes thats true. During my graduataion days I used to write continuously for 40 mins and sometimes even more than 1 hr. During exams I used to write even upto 3 hrs (as our exam structure is like this) But today If u ask me to write even for 20 - 30 mins... then its just hell for me.... That's very sad :(
• India
11 Jan 07
yes i will definetly agree with u .......technology improvement is definetly needed but at what cost?......i've touched my pens inly during exams and i say that i just forgot how to hold the pen.....my seniors who passed out a few years back just dropped the pen a couple of times......though it's funny to hear...i still feel that maybe if technology just developeda little more.....pens will become extinct in this world...