Is cursive writing for dinosaurs?

Cursive writing has been banned in Finland.  OK, that sounds like hyperbole, but let’s just say that the days of cursive writing are starting to look numbered.

I was asked to take a writing test the other day. I pulled out my laptop, but I was stopped. “No technology,” I was told. A few minutes later, the pain in my hand reminded me why I love keyboards, even though I am a two-finger typist. Writing has been replaced by typing for most of us. My hand cramps if I try to write for more than a minute with a pen, because the handwriting muscles have atrophied! [Read more…]