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  • New Touchscreen Technology Like Writing On Paper
    By on January 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “A company claims it has the technology to make writing on touchscreens more like writing with pencil and paper, when the harder you press the thicker the line you produce. The technology uses a material called Quantum Tunneling Composite (QTC), the resistance of which is extremely sensitive to pressure, unlike today’s touchscreen phones, which might be fine for basic finger-pointing, but they are poor at gauging the pressure (more…)

  • Cursive Writing Is a Fading Skill — Does It Matter?
    By on September 20, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    antdude sends along an AP piece on the decline of the teaching of cursive writing in schools — ramifications of which we’ve discussed a few times before. “The decline of cursive is happening as students are doing more and more work on computers, including writing. In 2011, the writing test of the National Assessment of Educational Progress will require 8th and 11th graders to compose on computers, with 4th graders following in 2019. … Handwriting (more…)

  • NFL player fined $25K for writing “Pay Me…” on his shoes
    By on September 19, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Dunta Robinson’s shoe stunt in Sunday’s season opener cost him $25,000.