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Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter for Shorthand

I thought I’d briefly share a fun gadget that can be used for shorthand note-taking.  It’s the Boogie Board 9.7 Sync eWriter.  You can think of it as a paperless digital notebook.  Its screen and stylus were designed to have more of the feel of pen and paper, so it’s less slippery than writing on…

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Voynich Manuscript

I recently stumbled across an interesting documentary on Amazon Prime called The Voynich Code:  The World’s Most Mysterious Manuscript.  No one has been able to crack its code — is it shorthand?  Encrypted text?  Gibberish?  Even the illustrations are other-worldly.  Some wonder if the author was the young Leonardo DaVinci, but no one really knows…

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Diary of a WWI Soldier

I received a request for assistance in the transcription of some shorthand notes from a diary of a British WWI soldier. Mr. William Pritchett fought in France during WWI and ended up a prisoner of war in Germany. He kept a diary: most of it is in plain English, but some parts are written in…

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Deseret Alphabet & George D. Watt

 I just finished reading a biography about George D. Watt, who was a Pitman scribe to the Mormon prophet, Brigham Young, for 30 years during the mid 1800’s.  The biography is available in print as well as in .pdf format for free on the University of Utah website here.  It was fascinating– how often do…

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Malone’s “Script Phonography”

If you’ve read any biographical information about Dr. Gregg, you’ll know that when he was quite young he had a legal dispute with Thomas Malone, another shorthand inventor/teacher who had authored “Script Phonography”.  Dr. Gregg worked as a teacher for Malone, and when Gregg created his own system Malone took him to court over the…

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The Legends of Shorthand

I just found this book in Amazon and eBay. Mr. Tursi is President of the NY State Court Reporter’s Association, and founder, director, and instructor at the Verbatim School of Court Reporting in Long Island, NY. He wrote this book in 2015. It has chapters on Mr. Pitman, Dr. Gregg, Mr. Dupraw, and Mr. Swem,…

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Field Notes Byline Reporter’s Notebook

If there are any Gregg reporters here, you might find this new special edition reporting notebook interesting.  CBS reporter John Dickerson helped with its design.  This is not Gregg-ruled, but Collegiate-ruled (I suppose that could bring up a whole debate about whether Gregg ruling is too wide or not).  For info and a video of…

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