How a love of lists is sav­ing hand­writ­ing

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

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.

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