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Does handwriting have a place in the modern world?

People's appeal to handwriting decreased due to the increased use of computers. Nowadays, most people type their projects, researches, home works and answer their final exams on computers.

So, does handwriting have any importance in the modern world?

What effect does technology have on handwriting?

Should we teach our children how to handwrite, or will typing be enough?

Won't handwriting be something from the past?

There are very few handwritten books sold in the market, most books are typed. Does this indicate that handwriting is in its death stage?

Will bad handwriting stop people from writing in the near future?

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    Dec 2 2011: I dont have an idea on positive or negative effects ( most probably it will ruin languages and kill creativity) but forget about handwriting. Even hand typing is waste of time in this technofreak area. If they may practice a brain surgery via robots from thousand miles away, then there should also be a vocal recognization tool for writing. You say, it types, you give commands or use mouse to make changes and everybody is happier. ( I am writer you know thats why I am a little obsessed about these things)

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