Wednesday, February 02, 2005

tech writing

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

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