You can listen to Freakonomics radio’s delightful piece on the value of handwriting vs keyboarding (as well as yours truly opining about shorthand) on their latest podcast: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/who-needs-handwriting/
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I heard about you on Freakonomics. I, too, write shorthand, and use it often. I learned in high school, and used it for notes in college.
I’m always glad to hear that people are still using shorthand. A couple years ago, I interviewed the last court reporter in Hawaii who still used shorthand instead of the stenograph machine. She wrote over 200 words a minute, and could take shorthand in English, Hawaiian, and Filipino. Pretty cool!