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Pencils in the news
The Guardian reports that increasing number of English schoolchildren are unable to hold a pencil properly. The reason: too much technology.
handwriting  pencil  technology  writing 
10 days ago by M.Leddy
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via Pocket - Nebo: Handwriting Recognition on iPad Pro - Added March 08, 2018 at 10:59AM
IFTTT  Pocket  app  handwriting  ios 
11 days ago by mauricinho
The tools matter and the tools don’t matter
"What I love about Gardner and Barry is that they believe that the tools you use do matter, but the point, for them, is finding the proper tools that get you to a certain way of working in which you can get your conscious, mechanical mind out of the way so that your dreaming can go on, undeterred.

You have to find the right tools to help your voice sing.

For Lynda, it was the paintbrush that allowed her to get to the point where she could basically take dictation—“to dream it out” without editing—but it could’ve been anything, really. (I should note that Lynda happily details the exact sumi-e brush and ink she used to make One! Hundred! Demons! in the back of the book.) While I don’t myself use a brush and legal paper to draft my work, I keep a page from the manuscript hanging in my bedroom to remind me of the importance of handwriting and slowing down."

"As for non-fiction writing, my friend Clive Thompson took the “pencil vs. typewriter” thing literally and researched when you should write with a pencil and when you should type on the keyboard.

What he discovered was that handwriting is great for coming up with ideas, for note-taking and big picture thinking. So, when you’re at lectures or in meetings or brainstorming ideas, it’s a good idea to scribble or doodle in your notebook. So always carry a pencil. (Clive got me into Palamino Blackwings.)

Typing, on the other hand, is great for producing writing for other people, say, writing an article. The faster you type, Clive said, the better your ideas will be. There’s a thing called “transcription fluency,” which boils down to: “when your fingers can’t move as fast as your thoughts, your ideas suffer.” If you help people increase their typing speed, their thoughts improve. (Learn to type faster!)

So, yes, the tools matter, but again, it’s all about what you are trying to achieve. So a question like, “What brand of pen do you use?” is not as good as “How do you get that thick line quality?” or “How do you dodge Writer’s Block?”"
austinkleon  tools  writing  howwework  2018  advice  art  lyndabarry  johngardner  clivethompson  typing  handwriting  ideas  notetaking 
21 days ago by robertogreco
Using Transkribus for handwritten text recognition with the India Office Records - Digital scholarship blog
Transkribus is produced and supported as part of the READ project, and provides a platform 'for the automated recognition, transcription and searching of historical documents'. Users upload images and then identify areas of writing (text regions) and lines within those regions. Once a page has been segmented in this way, users transcribe the text to produce a 'ground truth' transcription – an accurate representation of the text on the page. The ground truth texts and images are then used to train a recurrent neural network to produce a tool to transcribe texts from images: a Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) model.
transcription  machinelearning  handwriting  musetech  collections  digitization 
5 weeks ago by danamuses
Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Roundhand Script
For our first tutorial in "Mastering Calligraphy", we're going to start with an easy alphabet that uses the two basic strokes we learned in the easy introduction. Just those two strokes make up a...
5 weeks ago by xela
reMarkable | The paper tablet
Handwriting tablet. Looks lovely, but pricy, and I'd never use it.
hardware  tablet  wishlist  handwriting 
6 weeks ago by brunns

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