Author Topic: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks  (Read 11788 times)

jil

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2014, 09:28:12 pm »
I'm really enjoying the book, despite the feeling of doom hanging over everything when you know how it all turns out.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2014, 12:10:58 am »
We have also imaged De Long's original journal courtesy of the US Naval Academy Museum, and we'll be posting it somewhere soon.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2014, 12:53:45 am »
Now that is cool.  It'll be interesting to see how his wife edited it, which has portions mixed in with the NHN Jeannette.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2015, 04:56:54 pm »
That sure IS pretty - very elegant - good one!  :D

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2015, 05:32:52 pm »
I love the writer who makes their clean log copies on Yorktown - I know of no one with that kind of penmanship for ordinary communication alive today.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2015, 05:38:47 pm »
I love the writer who makes their clean log copies on Yorktown - I know of no one with that kind of penmanship for ordinary communication alive today.

Teachers are not ALLOWED to teach penmanship anymore!! It's all keyboarding!! A distinct loss!!!! Just before I retired we were told that we couldn't even require CURSIVE - if a child printed it was to be accepted. EVEN 8Th GRADE!!!!  ::)  Boggles the mind!!!!   :o

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2015, 05:47:59 pm »
I wonder if he oops'd the k? No cutting out the page and starting over there...

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2015, 06:11:37 pm »
Yes, Kevin, I think you are right.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2015, 06:15:30 pm »
I love the writer who makes their clean log copies on Yorktown - I know of no one with that kind of penmanship for ordinary communication alive today.

Teachers are not ALLOWED to teach penmanship anymore!! It's all keyboarding!! A distinct loss!!!! Just before I retired we were told that we couldn't even require CURSIVE - if a child printed it was to be accepted. EVEN 8Th GRADE!!!!  ::)  Boggles the mind!!!!   :o

What is cursive defined as in the US? I had thought it was just normal joined-up handwriting, i.e. what we get taught from our fourth (if not earlier?) year in the UK, but I've heard it said that it's actually a far more archaic style than that, hence why many people in the US don't support it. However, your reference to printed writing sounds more like it means "any type of writing that isn't just block capitals"!

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2015, 06:20:42 pm »
To me, cursive is indeed normal joined-up handwriting (it needn't be anything fancy), and printing looks more or less like typing.
I don't suppose there is any need to teach both, but it seems to me that everyone should be able to write legibly.

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2015, 06:50:57 pm »
Printing is anything that is handwritten disconnected plain letters like this:   Printing, not script

Script is anything with connected letters, generally plain, like this:  Not printing, script
Penmanship is how good, elegant, fancy, etc. the script comes out.  It tries to make simple script into an everyday art.

Caligraphy is like we are seeing on the Yorktown title log pages:  Caligraphy

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2015, 07:43:58 pm »
and then there's my handwriting. In a previous life I WAS Lieutenant Scrawl  :-[ :o ;)

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2015, 07:56:47 pm »
and then there's my handwriting. In a previous life I WAS Lieutenant Scrawl  :-[ :o ;)

 :D :D :D  So it's all your fault!

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Re: The Letters, Humor, and Art of Old Weather Logbooks
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2015, 08:09:38 pm »
There is a serious debate going on around this topic as it seems that the art of cursive writing is important in unexpected ways, for learning and other things. See for example:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=0