The Gregg Group was founded 22 May 2004, prompted by the lack of online shorthand resources. As the primary use for shorthand — business and legal recording — has waned in recent decades, we generally acclaim the skill as a hobby or personal tool. The purpose of the group is to promote the use of Gregg systems of shorthand by providing advice to beginners, support for students, and an association of users of this efficient, attractive, and enjoyable method of writing.
Author: Jeff Page
I’m not exactly sure why I want to learn shorthand. I enjoy penmanship and love the flowing look of Gregg Shorthand. I’m fascinated by the alien look of the patterns. I’m intrigued by how learning shorthand might affect the way I feel and understand language. I’m also interested in getting fast enough to write without having to wait for my longhand buffer to empty. I prefer to keep a traditional pen and paper journal in which shorthand would be very handy. I love the puzzle aspect of learning to encode and decode words and sentences with shorthand. It’s a hobby that’s cheap, entertaining, good for the noggin, and accessible into dotage. What’s not to love.