Boston Globe:
In Digital Age, More T’s Are Crossed Poorly

The Boston Globe
May 6, 2007
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“…If you go back as far as 1871, typewriter companies promoted the notion that handwriting would become obsolete,” said Kate Gladstone, a handwriting “repair” specialist based in Albany, N.Y. “People still need to write things by hand. Even in the most computerized workplaces you see a blizzard of Post-it notes and little strips of paper.”

There is no consensus, however, on how to make handwriting more appealing than key strokes.

Some specialists, including Gladstone and Inga Dubay and Barbara Getty, handwriting consultants in Portland, Ore., promote a style of writing that is based on italic, using same-shaped cursive and print letters..”