The Daily Gregg is back

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.

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Shorthand in the North Pole

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…

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Ready for Anything

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

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Programmed Shorthand Laboratory for Skill Development

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.

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Anni FM Difficulties and Challenges

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…

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Anni: usable — usability outlines

I see that “usable” according to the the Anni dictionary uses a dis-joined “b” stroke.  Theory seems to be that dis-joined “b” is for “bility”.  Does that mean that “usable” and “usability” are the same outline in Anni?  Of course, they are different parts of speech and so should be able to be transcribed correctly…

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