Electronic Notepads

Drawing tablets and tablet PCs have been around for some time now. However, new products that allow the use of pen and paper to transfer your notes to the computer for storage are relatively recent. In doing some research, I’ve seen these products: 1. SolidTec Digimemo 2. Adesso CyberPad 3. Livescribe SmartPen Does anyone have…

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Intensive Gregg Shorthand by the McCann Method (1942)

I received this from a used-book seller on amazon, one of those annoyingly frequent cases of ordering one thing and receiving something quite different. Ordinarily, when a mis-listed item ends up in my eager hands, I’m furious. But this time I thought maybe I had something special. I have great respect for home-grown efforts of…

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Milestone Met

It’s rather a small one, but slow and occasionally steady is better than stopped. I finished Simplified Assignment 12 at 60wpm. (Each chapter has 6 assignments, each assignment has 6 passages, and none go to St. Ives.) Now to read the next assignment, including cold-reads of the plates until they’re up to speed, then create…

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Some Young People Who Have Made Good and Why

Here’s a small booklet from a pretty good 1917 speech by Dr. Gregg to the students of the Gregg College in Chicago. It highlights the life and accomplishments of Miss Tarr, Mr. Swem, and other shorthand greats. The scans were taken from the Louis A. Leslie Collection at the Rider University Library. Attachment: some-young-people-who-have-made-good-and-why

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Online Dictation

Every so often (far too often) I supplement study with seeing what else is out there. Today’s discovery: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/machine-speed-shorthand/id281584492 Machine Speed Shorthand from TAFE in NSW. 300 episodes of about 5 minutes each. It’s mostly legal matter, from 100wpm up. (by Cricket for everyone)  

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Anniversary Transcription

There’s another people asking for transcription of some Anniversary shorthand written by her father.  The shorthand isn’t exactly neat; I’m having trouble reading some of it. If you’re interested, please contact her at [email protected]  She’ll send you the page. Thanks! (by Marc for group greggshorthand)

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