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Friday, April 04, 2014

NYT: Kepner: Era of Squiggles

“In the ‘80s, we started to have people basically say, ‘Oh, handwriting’s not important, because in five or 10 years everything in the world will be computerized,’ ” [handwriting instructor Kate] Gladstone said. “But I don’t think we’re yet at the stage of typing our names onto baseballs.”

Kepner adduces Harmon Killebrew as a model signer of baseballs, and I happen to have one signed by him on my desk – a very legible autograph, for sure, but suspiciously similar to a dozen other 1970 Twins on the same ball.  Perhaps it was only the clubhouse boys of yore who were well-trained in cursive? :)

BDC Posted: April 04, 2014 at 09:26 AM | 1 comment(s)
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