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:
- We'll eventually forget how to fix the very things we've created
- We'll loose the appreciate what technology is doing for us in the first place.
- 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.