Cursive writing with its smooth flowing curves and its fancy loops is fast disappearing and in years to come, it will be a relic. Those in favor of Cursive writing believe it’s a basic skill and like all basic skills must be learned and mastered.
Those in favor of letting go of cursive argue that this is the age of the computers and we must move with the times. Our ancestors used to hand wash their clothes but the washing machine changed that. The pestle and mortar got replaced by the food processor, the LP by the CD ROM and then the DVD. Old things have to make way for newer improved things. That is just how it works. Look around! Speed and efficiency are the driving forces today. You don’t want to lose the chance at a job because you chose to cursive write your application and post it while the rest of the applicants chose to send it by email. There is no place today for someone who in not technologically literate.
Efficiency is the key as typing of notes is lot faster than writing them besides making them viable to send through the Internet. It is true that the type written thank you note lacks the warmth of a handwritten one but it does convey the same message. Love letters would lose their personality if they were typed. Handwriting makes them personal. So what it boils down to is that cursive writing is more about emotional and sentimental preference than actual usefulness.