I’m back!! 🙂 Sorry I was away for so long. I kinda forgot some parts of shorthand now (except for when I draw outlines in the air when they come to mind). But, I’m back. If you remember, I was writing a program to convert text to shorthand. I was convinced that I wasn’t doing it right, so I decided to drop it and start over, but school is getting a bit heavier recently so I don’t have time for it anymore until about December.
Okay, enough about me.
I read this comment recently, about Carlos supposedly working on producing a “New Era” edition of Gregg shorthand.
- It occurred to me that Carlos will be over-committed at the present time
because he is working with McGraw-Hill to produce: “Gregg Shorthand –
New Era Edition”.
This edition will be based on the “Classic” versions of Gregg Shorthand (1902, 1916 and 1929); the main reasons for this are:
(1) Students of “Classic” Gregg Shorthand achieved record breaking speeds.
(2) A great deal of literature was written in “Classic” Gregg Shorthand, and this still available to the public at large.
new presentation will not attempt to revise any existing principles,
but will provide full, in-depth explanations of these in contemporary
Additionally, unlike previous versions, this edition
will be aimed primarily at the home learner rather than the classroom
The study material will incorporate material relevant
to the 21st century learner, as well as established textual matter used
by Gregg Shorthand teachers throughout the decades since its invention.
Publication of the Manual (Regular and Functional Method), a dictionary, and associated texts is expected early November 2014.
I really like the idea, and I think I would also like to be able to contribute to the effort. Is this really happening? If so, where do I sign up? 😛