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Is Computer Use Killing of the Art of Chinese Writing?

Posted by billglover February 1, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

The World's Tech Podcaast has a piece on the deterioration of Chinese written language skills and asks whether this can be due to the increasing use of computers among the younger generations. The show contains several other stories, but it leads with the piece on Chinese so for those non-techies you don't have to wait long.

WTP 181: Computers and Chinese Characters, E-stonia, SkySail, and Bolivian Voices

Helpfully, there is a transcript of this particular piece from the show.

As it's name suggests,The World's Tech Podcast is mainly technology focussed. Occasionally, and somewhat refreshingly, they cover stories that may not have a technology because they are just interesting.

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