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How to Send Emails in Your Own Hand Writing.

July 23, 2010

Pilot pens have created an application that lets you “Write by Hand on the Computer”. You use the app to turn your handwriting into a digital font; this can then be used to send personalised “handwritten emails”. Watch the Pilot Handwriting Demo Video It all looks very impressive but is it any good? I logged […]

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Conversations About Handwriting

March 17, 2010

• Parents in New York are so obsessed with getting their kids into the right schools that they are hiring occupational therapists to teach their pre-schoolers how to write, according to the New York Times.

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Conversations About Handwriting

February 24, 2010

Lots of good stuff for you this week: • No wonder people in the Victorian era seemed to write so many letters. The New York Times has a very interesting article about how mail was delivered 12 times a day in London back then. You could receive a letter and respond to it the same […]

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Conversations About Handwriting

January 29, 2010

It’s gratifying to see how often people still talk about handwriting, even as the doomsayers are predicting the end of pen-and-ink communications (nope, isn’t going to happen). These are some items that have caught our attention over the last few days:

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Detroit Schools Teaching Less Handwriting

December 24, 2009

Public schools around Detroit, Mich. are teaching a “simplified” version of handwriting or are considering cutting back on handwriting instruction altogether as kids spend less time writing and more time typing, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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Handwritten Twittering for the Elderly

December 23, 2009

Anyone with a grandparent knows how difficult it can be to get older people to use email, never mind something like Facebook or Twitter. That, apparently, is what inspired a company in New York to offer a service called Celery that allows US and Canadian subscribers to hand-write their messages for Internet delivery.

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Your Signature: Does Neatness Count?

November 30, 2009

Have you ever considered how you sign your name, or the pen you use to do it? If you’re like a lot of us (including me), your signature is an illegible scrawl that you scratch out in a hurry when you finish a letter, fill out a document, or write a check. You’ve written your […]

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Letter Writing Shouldn't Vanish – It’s Good for Relationships (and Profit)

November 18, 2009

How long has it been since you actually sat down and wrote a letter by hand? Months? Probably years? That’s how it is for most people, which is why letter writing seems to be in its last days. We have so many other ways to communicate now: cell phones, email, IMs, text messages, Facebook, webcams, […]

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Pens and Writing in the News

November 11, 2009

We like to keep up with pen news, with help from the ever-useful Google. These are a few pen-related articles that caught our interest this week. Drunk with a pen gun – UK papers are reporting that a Manchester man has been sentenced to five years in prison for trying to sell a tiny gun […]

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Enter Our Handwriting Contest and Win Free Swag!

October 21, 2009

Readers, we promised you a treat, and this is it: The Tiger Pens blog is holding a handwriting contest and giving away cool prizes to the people with the best scribbles. We’ve been talking a lot about handwriting lately (after all, good writing is the flip side of collecting good pens). So, now we want […]

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