In an earlier blog post I wrote that with new technology, literacy evolves. I was questioning the need to teach penmanship in schools drawing analogies between Braille code for the blind and teaching new literacy.
However, when talking to a blind friend of mine I was quite impressed when he told me that he still prefers handwriting for personal communication and therefore bought a special device with rubber straps representing the top and bottom boarders of a line.
Indeed, handwriting is an important part of human identity and I understand why we still stick to it in the digital age. It makes us unique.
That is exactly the big idea behind a small web application called PilotHandwriting. This easy to use app allows you to turn your own handwriting into a digital font and to send emails to your friends in your own, unique, personal style.
Maybe this is the comeback of handwritten communication in the digital age.
Have a look and try out! www.pilothandwriting.com