The decline of cursive writing

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall October 11, 2006 01:33 AM
(Yep, I’m back from my vacation!)
Josh Marshall breaks away from the drumbeat of news about North Korea and the Foley drama to talk about the decline of cursive writing.
I admit that, having just turned 35, I was taught cursive writing, but fared at it badly. I don’t use cursive at all save for my signature, and even then, I prefer to print whenever possible.
As far as reading cursive writing, I admit that the true cursive capital Z and a couple of the other rarer letters throw me for a loop to try and read.

One small step for *a* man

Software helps solve moon mystery – Space News –
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind.”
Perhaps not. For years Armstrong has insisted he said “for a man”. An Australian programmer believes that, in analysis of the tape, that he has found that Armstrong DID say “for a man”.
I am sure that Armstrong’s English teachers might breathe a sigh of relief if this is true.
On the other hand, Roddenberry has definitively and permanently made splitting infinitives acceptable English. “To boldly go…”