a bumpy and sometimes traumatizing ride.
By adulthood, though, most people have abandoned the torturous exercise
for a slapdash mishmash of printing and script that ranges from barely legible
to completely incomprehensible.
"We have a national affliction, and it’s called cacography – that means
‘illegible handwriting,’ " says Barbara Getty, handwriting expert, former
elementary-school teacher and co-creator of a method she believes can solve the
problem. "That’s why we’re a ‘Please print’ nation. Nobody says, ‘Please write
in your lovely cursive handwriting.’ "
At a time when the computer is king and toddlers type, some educators
believe it’s even more imperative to teach a speedy handwriting technique that
others can read. Enter italic, a zippy hybrid of print and cursive that
Getty and fellow Oregon calligrapher Inga Dubay consider a simple, elegant
solution to the massive modern handwriting malaise…"
By Lisa Rykman
Rocky Mountain News
[via Anatoli/ Excuse the typo in the title earlier. Thanks Will for pointing it out]