8/27/10

"Character Amnesia"

Wired youth forget how to write in China and Japan
Surveys indicate the phenomenon, dubbed "character amnesia", is widespread across China, causing young Chinese to fear for the future of their ancient writing system.
Young Japanese people also report the problem, which is caused by the constant use of computers and mobile phones with alphabet-based input systems.

via I Heart Chaos

- My HS Chinese teacher supported this trend - said there wouldn't be any need for us modern students to write - instead, she stressed reading comprehension so we could type and read more vocabulary instead of spending so much time writing and rewriting.

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