March 26th, 2009

beach

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this looks like an interesting book:

Script & Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting
"In what has become a largely digitized culture, the once-ubiquitous fountain pen is losing ground as generations of students are trained not in the time-honored methods of penmanship, but in the impersonal skill of keyboarding. In Script and Scribble, Kitty Burns Florey explores the causes and implications of this change and advocates a coexistence of the two — a thoughtful embrace of new technology, with a celebration of the rich and artful tradition of handwritten penmanship.

Florey's charming and informative book explores the evolution of handwriting, from cuneiform and hieroglyphics to Blackletter and Italic to the often hasty scribble of today. Discussing not only the styles of writing, but the instruments used to achieve each, Script and Scribble is a journey from the quill to the keyboard that no penmanship enthusiast should be without...

I love writing stuff by hand. There's just something about the ink on the page which you just can't beat.
beach

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K and I watched the first episode of The Mentalist tonight. Pretty good, enjoyable hokum.

Can't *quite* get the image of Alan Partridge out of my head though.

Anyhoo, seems I was mistaking it for Psych, which has a similar premise, though I've not seen it yet.

Still, good fun. Tuning in next week &c.