And they no longer teach cursive handwriting in public schools either (at least in my neck of the woods). I think technology is a great enabler but it can equally be a disability when we shovel more and more responsibility on to our technology. Inevitably:

  1. We'll eventually forget how to fix the very things we've created
  2. We'll loose the appreciate what technology is doing for us in the first place.
  3. We'll relinquish personal responsibility and blame technology for important things like answering for why you ran a child over with your car -- "because my device's navigation told me to go that way."

Technology is a tool -- not a replacement for our humanity -- and always should be treated as such.