Comments: Stylus shorthand

Shorthand-Aided Rapid Keyboarding

Posted by Nik at November 2, 2004 10:50

Hey I'd be happy for both shorthand and dvorak to be mainstream, although I don't know how likely it is to happen. I use dvorak because its much more comfortable to type in the layout, but the speed advantage is not great so thats probably why no big companies want to invest in it and risk a flop.

Shorthand has had its day, that hasn't stopped me from learning Gregg Anniversary Shorthand which was invented in 1929. Thing is it requires a lot of time and little direct business advantage, and if you talk to people my age these days (19), many of them are so money-driven that even if they are learning a language at school, they are choosing based on what has better business prospects.

I guess the first challenge would be to resurrect a shorthand system, by the time we do that, Recognition technology will be easily good enough.

Posted by Michael L at February 10, 2008 12:54
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