Monday, March 27, 2006

Move over, pen and paper...

Jerz's Literacy Weblog drew my attention to an interesting article from the BBC yesterday: "E-mail and text 'replace writing'."

This (British) study found that:

* 1/2 of written communication is conducted via e-mail;
* 29% by text message; and
* only 13% by pen and paper

Another stunner (or maybe notsomuch):
The results among those aged 15 to 24 who took part showed only 5% of their communications were by pen and paper, a lot lower than the older people.

If this somewhat expected revelation leaves you wanting to practice your typing skills more than your penmanship, why not try out my new favourite online game: Typer Shark. (Warning: it's very addictive!)


At 7:06 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

I love TYPER SHARK. I hope they do another one soon.


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