Monday, July 28, 2008

Keyboarding and handwriting

A thought provoking article in today's Sydney Morning Herald: Keyboard kids losing art of handwriting, by Gerard Noonan.

It covers a number of issues, including this one:

Barker's Dr Marks said: "The process of writing - whether it be by hand, or on a computer keyboard - is closely connected with the process of thinking. Research points to the fact that thoughts are generated, not merely recorded, through the process of writing. So my fear, in relation to the rise of abbreviated forms adopted by many when emailing, text messaging and instant messaging, is that the capacity for deep thinking, fostered through writing, will be eroded."

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