Collision Detection Can you think better when you're typing?
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. Notes from Technologies of Writing Seminar
(via Jerz's Literacy Weblog)
Comments: tech writing
Inneresting point there.
On the other hand, in today's email-infested and mass-mailout world, your heart does skip a beat when you get a hand-addressed envelope containing a solid bundle of 60+gsm paper stock filled with nice cursive (joined-up) handwriting.
If it's from a girl, there be little faces for the dot in the "i" and pictures in the margins.
If it's from a boy, there'll be very nice but slightly self - conscious loops on the "y's and "p"s and at least one mention of "Mont Blanc" or "Quink".
You can't really do that with a keyboard...yet.
Posted by Nabakov at February 2, 2005 10:24 PM
no quinking on a qwerty.
It's certainly true that the handwritten is so much more exciting to receive than printed matter. A letter the better. Even the illegible.
There was a link on personality traits revealed by your handwriting here
Posted by boynton at February 2, 2005 11:18 PM
Followed the writing personaility trait link above and I certaintly take major exception to the premise that my heavily looped "y's and "p"s means I like to argue. That's just so wrong.
Another 150 seconds burnt off.
Posted by Nabakov at February 3, 2005 12:15 AM
btw I just followed that trail again. That bit of scanned damning handwritten evidence was submitted for a task in the old (much missed) Kaleidoscope game. I got so many points for revealing my scrawl.
Posted by boynton at February 3, 2005 01:03 PM