Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Killing the Handwriting

Following on from my post about Article 8, here’s an interesting article by the BBC last week – “The Slow Death of Handwriting”:

A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts. For some, that is already the case. But writer Kitty Burns Florey says the art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript.

Forget about medieval manuscripts. Some players these days write in Egyptian hieroglyphs! Just ask anyone who's had to code the games.

Frankly, if there's any part of the Article 8 that needs maximal enforcement, it is surely this: get these players to write legibly and clearly. It's the rule.

4 comments:

anonynosinonimous said...

I can't view the links you provide. Maybe there's some typing error or just a broken link.

The Closet Grandmaster said...

Fixed!

- TCG

Chaos said...

some of us its literally impossible and thus the rule is very stupid.

Anonymous said...

Where is my keyboard?! :)

As a friend of GM Akobian's I Thought you might find this interview interesting CG.

chessmastered.com

Cheers!