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January 17, 2013
The declining prevalence of handwriting marks the loss of more than merely a mode of communication. In his essay, Philip Hensher notes that the sentimental value and personal expression associated with the handwritten note cannot be duplicated by e-mails or texts.
According to Hensher’s essay, results of a British survey showed that one in three respondents had not written anything by hand for at least six months. This is due in part, Hensher argues, to the “embarrassment” many people feel about their poor penmanship. Read the full essay on The Wall Street Journal website to see what else Hensher has to say.