TLS: Hands Off – Is the ‘antiquated skill’ of handwriting about to die?

Trubek foresees a time in the US when those for whom writing by hand is a painful chore will be liberated from its tyranny and when no one need be judged by the quality of their script.

I suspect learning to write by hand well has significant benefits for general thinking and concentration, much as bodyweight pullups have physical benefits that go far beyond just the latissimus dorsi. It will be a sad day when handwriting gets replaced with the jiggery-pokery of typing on mobile devices.