Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Script Writing due to Ink Technology

I think I figured out why older people write in script and younger people write in print. It all has to do with writing technology. Back when a pen was really just a feather dunked in a bottle of ink, that ink would drip off the end of the pen. Every time you lift the quill off the paper, there is potential for a little drop to spill off. Since you only lift your pen a little over once per word with cursive, this limits the potential number of splotches when compared to lifting your pen a little over one time per letter when writing in print. Today's ballpoint technology allows us to print rather effectively without unwanted marks on the paper.
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