Sunday, 16 January 2011

So... when was it

So when was the last time you actually wrote something more than a line or two, i mean not typing, mere writing.The last time i remember was a few discreet lines of notes that i took during my project meeting.Before that i guess its again another few lines of notes during a training sometime early last year.

Thinking about it, its been years together since i wrote something continuous, something long.Long and continuous like the way we write exams in college.Probably that's the last thing i wrote continously for hours together i guess.

When i happened to write today a line of 5 words for about 44 times continuously i realized how my hands have actually forgot to write for years together now.

Its not that i miss it badly(though its nice to write at times),it just that my hands are not able to actually afford it now. I started feeling a bit of pain or uneasiness after i started writing a few times.There was a discomfort for sure.

Don't know if this is because i had to write the same sentence again and again repeatedly or is it because of the lack of physical writing or lack of exercise.

I can still type for long hours and carry a decent amount of weight, so i can excuse lack of exercise. Given that, I wish its because i was writing the same thing, but i guess its more because of not writing for a while now. Its just five years from college and i seldom write already. I wonder how the future is going to be.

Children of the future don't have to know how to cursive write, just CTRL+I and CTRL+B is what all they need. Probably they may not even have to type, just tell how they want it.

Technology is the Wor(l)d.

2 comments:

Deepan said...

it happens da. Our fingers lose their practice over the years. I used to and still take notes at my work. But they are disjoint and more like pictorial representation of my thoughts than actual words. I won't even complete most of the words. first few letters of a word puriyum, appuraam rendu moonu kodu thaan irukum. remembering our sem exams where we used to write pages and pages even if we didn't know the answers :) perhaps we should have kept couple of our exam papers just for the sake of remembrance

Naanthaanga said...

exactly da.. exam paper la matter illaatiyum i managed to score marks in Pujeri's subjects just with the handwriting. Now that also gone.