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Curtains for cursive? Typing replaces handwriting in schools

Keyboards continue their slow march to domination, overthrowing pens and pencils in schools across the nation.

By November 12, 2012


Eye-popping illusion lets you write with gaze alone

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.

By July 26, 2012


Is the pen still mighty in the computer age?

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 April 19, 2007


Bring penmanship back!

By not teaching cursive anymore, schools are doing their students a disservice.

July 15, 2004


Short Take: ParaGraph announces handwriting recognition software for handhelds

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.

December 4, 1997