... I happened to be having a conversation about this issue only yesterday...
The same old fonts, the same styles of presentation; with so much of the text that we read being in print form, isn't there a threat that somewhere we are being de-skilled both as readers and writers? Of course, this may lead to a different understanding of what it is to be literate, but what about those very important calligraphic forms of writing such as Nastaʿlīq and Kanji?
I do join up when I write, but don't get to write so much because of the emphasis on electronic communication. Anyway, I'll make a point of uploading an example sometime soon Inshallah.
... Is the ancient art form of handwriting dying out?
A century from now, our handwriting may only be legible to experts.
For some, that is already the case. But writer Kitty Burns Florey says the art of handwriting is declining so fast that ordinary, joined-up script may become as hard to read as a medieval manuscript.
"When your great-great-grandchildren find that letter of yours in the attic, they'll have to take it to a specialist, an old guy at the library who would decipher the strange symbols for them," says Ms Florey, author of the newly-published Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting.
She argues that children - if not this generation then one soon to come - may grow up using only a crude form of printing for the rare occasions in life they need to communicate by pen.