"Does learning cursive matter? Perhaps more than you think" (June 4) fails to address a matter of greater importance. What it ignores is this: When we lose the ability to read cursive we will have lost a large part of our past and ourselves.
In 30 years or so, when the last of the cursive trained among us are no more, we will still have transcribed and digitized versions of many important records. All of the great documents will be preserved, though few will be left to check transcriptions against originals. But who will be able to read the less momentous documents, the wills, the deeds, the lesser public documents, the diaries, the letters, the personal sentiments — all those little writings that connect us to our forebears, and our children and grandchildren, to us.
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