In China, Computer Users Are Forgetting How To Write

from the a-pen?--what's-that? dept

This sounds very urban myth-like, but the NY Times is claiming that some folks in China are forgetting how to write Chinese characters since they do most of their writing on computers these days. I guess it makes sense, since there are so many characters to remember, and the word processing systems generally require you to just recognize the characters you want (rather than create them) that people would start to forget how to write.

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