A Eulogy for Cursive

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‘It’s just easier to use this thing, that’s all.’

This here, this electric diary: I’ve grown used to it. Yes, writing in long-hand is nice, too. There’s a magical connection between your hand holding the pen and the pen scribbling forth, marking trails of words on blank pages like tattoos staining virgin skin. And it’s been so much a part of who we are that it won’t go away any time soon.  But fingertips tapping keys, clicking together this appearing stream: it’s not ink but then it is permanent (if still not fireproof).  So I’ll go with this new thing now. How innocent and simple this decision is, and how clear the rationale behind it. Continue reading