I had some fun reviewing these brief forms from a prior post but a few have me confused. Probably this is because I learned Series 90 and this list is Anniversary edition. I include the image of the outlines that I cannot understand. The original chart is here A Wordsign Chart
Some years back, I recall reading in one of the Gregg texts about a phenomenon that long-time shorthand writers experience: thinking in shorthand. I believe it was in one of the older (pre-Anni) texts, but am not sure after so long. Does anyone recollect this reference? Thanks! -Joel
Greetings to all lovers of shorthand, I am reacquainting myself with Gregg shorthand after many years away. My education came at the tail end of the Series 90 era taught in high school. I thought shorthand was fascinating but I never became proficient at writing much over 40 WPM. I was the only boy in…
I just noticed today that The Daily Gregg is up and active again, and has been so since January. Last month there were a lot of posts there, and I’ve just begun to wade through the all. It’s good to have it back.
In July 1897, three men, Salomon August Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and Knut Fraenkel attempted to reach the North Pole from the Svalbard archipielago in the Arctic Ocean by a hydrogen balloon. After lift off, the balloon lost hydrogen quickly and crashed just two days later. While they survived the crash unhurt, they tried to return…
In this selection from his autobiography, S. S. McClure, co-founder of McClure’s Magazine, tells about his rather unusual start in the business world. It was written in Anniversary Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: ready-for-anything.pdf
This essay appeared in the March 1942 issue of The Gregg Writer. I wrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: shorthand-in-history-and-histrionics.pdf
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Here’s another interesting find: The Programmed Shorthand Laboratory for Skill Development from Ohio in 1965. I’ve always been curious about these shorthand laboratories, and now here’s an entire document about them. This is available on Internet Archive. I posted a few photos a while back of shorthand laboratories from by-gone days here.
I was wondering if anyone else who who has worked their way through the Function Method of Anniversary Gregg has experienced a dramatic slowdown around lesson 60 when the prefixes and suffixes are added to the lessons. Prior to that I was working at a decent pace similar to what must have been taught in…