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Re: [Rollei] Obsolete skills (was Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs)

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From: "Guido Cova" <guido.cova  
To: <rollei  
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 1:33 PM
Subject: R: [Rollei] Obsolete skills (was Why the 6-element
lens for 3.5Fs)

> Me too! in Milano, Italy, in the 60's.
> The inkwells were of 2 different types: glass and
bakelite. The bakelite one
> was built in such a way that it can be turned upside-down
without spilling
> ink.
> Guido
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Slobodan Dimitrov <sld  >
> To: <rollei  
> Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 2:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [Rollei] Obsolete skills (was Why the
6-element lens for 3.5Fs)
> > I think this is even more obsolete. I had to learn
penmanship with pen
> > and ink. In elementary school, I had an inkwell in the
top right hand
> > (that's right, the state didn't recognize left handed
writing) corner of
> > my school desk. We had to wear smocks over our school
clothes to keep
> > them from being soiled with ink.
> > Oh, and yeah, this was in France, the land of Liberty,
> > Equality, etc.
> > Slobodan Dimitrov
> >
> >
   For a while I went to a private grammar school where we
were taught Palmer Method long hand. I think this was
intended to leave you able to write a nice sort of copper
plate hand. We did hours of practice drawing coils going in
both directions, interlocked figure eight's, etc, etc. The
idea was to use the muscles of the upper arm instead of the
hand for writing. I changed schools and the Palmer Method
went away.
   The result is that I can't write more than two sentences
of decipherable longhand. If I must write by hand I wind up
printing (which I do very well). I much prefer typing.
  I've tried to look up Palmer Method on the web but found
nothing refering to the handwriting system.
  I would love to be able to write in a beautiful and
readable hand but have given up on ever getting my muscles
trained for it.
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Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA