BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | The slow death of handwriting: "Christmas cards, shopping lists and what else? The occasions in which we write by hand are fewer and fewer, says Neil Hallows. So is the ancient art form of handwriting dying out?
A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts.
For some, that is already the case. But writer Kitty Burns Florey says the art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript.
'When your great-great-grandchildren find that letter of yours in the attic, they'll have to take it to a specialist, an old guy at the library who would decipher the strange symbols for them,' says Ms Florey, author of the newly-published Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting."
This book has been mentioned before, as has the death of cursive writing. But, hey, we have to keep current.