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Has your handwriting deteriorated since primarily using computers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cromulent, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Threepwood


    Joined: Sep 29, 2011

    Posts: 4,246

    Location: Monkey Island

    Funilly enough I had to write a 4 page letter today and my handwriting is much better than it used to be! hah!
  2. LabR@t


    Joined: Nov 30, 2005

    Posts: 8,289

    No it's always been terrible
  3. d_brennen


    Joined: Jan 30, 2009

    Posts: 14,642

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    I write a lot. Even though I work in IT, I have notebooks all over the place. Usually writing things down makes me remember things better
  4. GW1970


    Joined: Nov 16, 2012

    Posts: 369

    Damned horrendous
  5. Malevolence


    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 11,507

    My handwriting has changed at all really, it's still as terrible now as it was back at school. Looks like a spider has walked through an inkwell and then had an epileptic seizure on the page.
  6. chroniclard


    Joined: Apr 23, 2014

    Posts: 10,115

    Mines always been poor but its got worse as I hardly write anything these days. :)
  7. Delvis


    Joined: Nov 7, 2004

    Posts: 27,779

    Location: Buckinghamshire

    Mines not changed since primary school tbh
  8. Gary*


    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 667

    Location: South Wales/Northern France

    I've got pretty decent handwriting so I like to maintain it - I have noticed that a lot of people I've worked with over the last few years have shocking handwriting, so much to the point that it isn't legible and my 4 year old niece writes better!
  9. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Mar 29, 2003

    Posts: 48,182

    My handwriting hasn't changed in over 50 years but there's one thing that annoys me, if I'm handwriting I never spell 'the' wrong but every time I use a keyboard I always spell it 'teh' and no matter how I may go slow when typing, it is still wrong when I look up.
    I have no idea how I can overcome this because it annoys the hell out of me.
  10. Telecaster


    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,722

    I write loads every day as I have to fill out job sheets, so I've not noticed any difference. I have noticed the type of pen I use can massively impact the legibility of my handwriting though lol.
  11. azazl187

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 19, 2010

    Posts: 1,379

    My writing is terrible and my spelling has got worse. Weirdly my spelling when typing is better than when writing...
  12. VTR


    Joined: Oct 29, 2002

    Posts: 3,835

    Location: South Wales

    Yes terrible, I often make mistakes when writing also , almost like I'm having to concentrate too much and often miss out letters even though I know how to spell the word.
  13. robj20


    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 6,865

    Location: Manchester

    I handwrite more than use a computer in my job.
  14. Yas786


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 45,768

    Location: Sulemaniyë Mosque....

    Oh definitely, mine has suffered due to computers, tablets and smartphones.

    Never had great handwriting as it is but whenever I have to write something, I can barely understand what I’ve written let alone anyone else lol.

    It’s like people say the art of conversation has died with smartphones but also the art of handwriting has died due to computers, tablets and smartphones.
  15. tamzzy


    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 7,360

    have you seen doctors' handwriting? :D
  16. CircleFaust


    Joined: Dec 1, 2003

    Posts: 3,216

    ive never been that neat a writer but yes my handwriting is pretty terrible now. i'm on a computer all day.
    when i've to write more than a few words it shocks me how lazy i am. my rsi kicks in if i've to write more than a few lines
    anyone learn 'joint writing' in school? the old muscle memory of it is still there actually, i'm a doodler and always write things in joint on my jot pad
  17. builder22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2005

    Posts: 2,177

    I found some old music theory test/practice papers from 1991 at my parents a few months ago...... was shocked at how neat it was compared to now, try to make an effort anytime I'm writing now but need to go so slow to make it neat......so just end up scribbling the usual semi legible nonsense most of the time
  18. builder22

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2005

    Posts: 2,177

    just sit there typing the word 'the' until you can't get it wrong....your muscle memory must think it's teh!
    start of just doing th then he, then the....
  19. Flibster


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 30,234

    My handwriting has always been terrible. But also been using computers since I was 4.
  20. robj20


    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 6,865

    Location: Manchester

    My handwriting has never been handwriting so to speak. Kind of funny how teachers try to get you to do joined up writing and as soon as I started my career or was a no no to do joined up. Block capitals is preferred but anything extremely easy to read is fine.
    I mostly use a computer to print documents out to then hand write on them.