Although hadwriting is one of the greatest cultural achievements of mankind, today’s written communication largely means typing on mobile devices and computers. However, scientists point to the benefits of the brain as a result of handwriting.
Writing has always been one of the engines of our cognitive development and human civilization. Precious information was transmitted in writing from one era to another, from one generation to another. Without the alphabet, without writing, humanity could not have been developed. The beginnings of writing are lost in the mists of history and only a handful of initiates who knew this art – a true caste – were entitled to use it.
Primitive people began by imprinting the cave walls with clay ocher, then scribbled the stone, the Egyptians udes papyrus, the Sumerians the clay tablets, the Japanese used handmade rice paper, and others used burnt hides or metal plates. The tools were also very diverse, from simple obliquely cut wooden stick, feathers, scratching pens to sharp-tipped or wide pens, brushes and more. Try it too!
Our imagination and creativity knew no bounds. Only in this way could so many wonderful manuscripts, precious information, books and entire volumes containing arts, philosophy, science, religion or history remain for posterity. Their pages, beautifully written, drawn and illustrated, have enriched humanity.
Handwriting is a personal tool, very accessible. Due to its simplicity, durability and low technological level, handwriting is indispensable in many aspects of our daily lives, including digital: writing is introduced in new technologies thanks to digital pens, digital documents, touch screens, smartphones with writing stylus and many more, other interfaces.