My handwriting sucks. There’s just no other way to put it. In fact, when I do use a pen the result is more printing than writing, and not very good printing at that. I used to have good handwriting; my mother even saved the certificate to prove it. But over the last ten years or so as I’ve done more and more of my work on computer, the handwriting skills have gone down the toilet.
All this means that I have something in common with the elementary kids in this CNN article. It seems they prefer to type messages on the computer rather than write them with a pencil. And, as with all such things, someone is worried about the trend (in this case, parents, educators and historians) and is looking for ways to fix it. I wonder if, in the Star Trek future when computers can fully understand human speech, someone will worry about the loss of typing skills.