I find it interesting that with all of the electronic technology we use today to communicate – from computer keyboards to texting on cell phones – there is still a lot of discussion out there regarding handwriting.
I just read a question on a forum by a college student who wanted to know how to improve her handwriting (that got my attention!). She said that her college instructors were starting to call her handwriting “doctor’s handwriting” and wanted to know if she wouldn’t rather transfer to medical school.
That gave me a chuckle because, as you all know, the reason my UGLee Pen came into existence was that as a medical student I had to write volumes and my hand would cramp painfully – and who could read the hen-scratching that resulted?
Another blog I read was by a fellow in Edinburgh, Scotland, who was reminiscing about the “good old handwriting days” when fountain pens were the tool of choice and a person’s handwriting was a point of pride. Nowadays, he points out, “handwriting has largely diminished to a shorthand for personal use which is undecipherable by anyone else.”
Mr. Gordon, who has a degree in communication studies, made some poignant points regarding the things we loose as we move past using handwriting as a form of real communication. For example, he mentions that before there was email, when we all wrote letters, those letters “had to be thought out before pen was put to paper.”
Typing on a computer can lead to a disjointed style, Mr. Gordon points out, as you go backwards and forwards through the text correcting errors and changing ideas. “The flow of expression is never the same as a hand written document. It may be faster and more legible but it’s never the same. When I write prose by hand it is more natural and easier to read. It’s as if the human-ness of the writer is preserved in strokes of ink on paper.” Very profound words, and food for thought in the 21st century.
Mr. Gordon also mentioned that he feels a lot of people grip a pen too hard, causing discomfort and thus no desire to write an entire letter by hand. Well, of course, here’s where my UGLee Pen comes in.
This pen completely eliminates the “grip too hard” syndrome, because its revolutionary design actually allows the pen to grip You. As more and more of you try my pen, and find it relaxing and comfortable as a good ergonomic pen should be, we’re just liable to start a revolution to the past – heart-felt, human-based, real emotion-based communication via hand-written letters!