How a love of lists is saving handwriting
IT has been undermined in recent years, thanks to email and mobile technology that allows us to make notes on the hoof.
But the pen is still mightier than the sword in some respects, according to a new survey which found that 80% of people are more likely to trust a handwritten message.
And it is the humble shopping list that is keeping the craft of handwriting alive, according to the survey by card manufacturer Clintons.
Of 2,000 adults polled, 23% said their main reason to write by hand was to make a list.
Second, at 21%, was writing in a card, while 15% cited filling forms. Other reasons included signing for parcels and deliveries.
‘The physical act of writing, and signing your name, still carries a weight,’ a Clintons spokesman said.