Lite Line Shorthand

Hey Greggites,

      I just ordered, received and reviewed an eighty-nine page book entitledLite Line Shorthand in Twelve Lessons byWilliam Henry  Stautzenberger, copright 1931. The
shorthand is totally Gregg. The commentary is quite good and often more helpful
than the usual Gregg. The shorthand plates are quite small and reminds one of turn of
the century Pitman, yet they are 100% Gregg  Anniversary style. My purpose in bringing this book to your attention is not to imply any kind of academic theft  or even to compare content with Gregg materials at the time. It is just to say that like
Pitman became so popular and in common use, so apparantly did Gregg become
synonymous with shorthand, his forms so well known and commonly used, that
 another author could produce teaching materials and sell them without infringing
on copyright laws. The previous century gave us Kleenex, Kotex, Frigidaires and
Cracker Jacks which became common descriptive nouns for products made under
different brandnames. The only difference shorthand  course textbooks using
Gregg , Pitman and Speedwriting were produced and sold  without ever giving any
credit to their authors. I guess that what is meant by “You  finally made it!”  DOC

(by docbandstand1 for everyone)

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