Keyboards continue their slow march to domination, overthrowing pens and pencils in schools across the nation.
In an innovation that could benefit the disabled, a French researcher finds a way to trick the eyes into moving more smoothly so they can be used like a pencil to write cursive.
Though cursive may be on the way out, writing by hand still seems likely to have a role in the way we learn. Images: Handwriting samples, young and old
By not teaching cursive anymore, schools are doing their students a disservice.
ParaGraph PI Technology announced an upgrade to its handwriting recognition software for handheld computers. CalliGrapher 5.0, intended for Windows CE-based PCs, allows users to input data by writing directly on the screen of their handheld, an alternative to typing on the handheld's small-scale keyboard. Version 5.0 also adds a new screen draw mode and recognizes cursive or printed characters, or a mixture. The suggested retail price is $49.95.