Literacy is dead

An article at Time magazine discusses the demise of cursive writing among what marketers call Generation Y and, although I'm Generation X, it's not something I use either.

I often wonder if literacy isn't also on the way out. How long before the abbreviations used in text messaging are replaced by voice recognition? It's only a recent phenomena that a majority of the population can read and write, for centuries it was the realm of an elite class such as scholars. They'll soon be l33t!