23 November 2008

Interesting things from the reporters notebook page of Gregg Writer

Hey, found this little oddity in one of the Gregg Writer magazines that I ordered from ebay (June 1945). Charles Lee Swem. Its a little forw...

21 November 2008

The books out of copyright thread

Does anyone know the exact time span before a book can be considered public domain. I can see on Google Docs, a wealth of anniversary books,...

19 November 2008

A whole web page in Shorthand II

The second number of the "Shorthand Newspaper" (Maron System, from Brazil), has just been launched!  Its aim: help the online...

18 November 2008

Number consonant chart

Here's an interesting chart linking consonants to numbers in an aid to create mnemonic devices. You have to scroll around half way down ...

Rational Dictation

I discovered this book through a 1927 ad in The Gregg Writer, which recommended using it with the 1917 Speed Studies after completing the po...

15 November 2008

How to get good at anything

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/nov/15/malcolm-gladwell-outliers-extract Be born early in the year (so you're bigger and better tha...

14 November 2008

Nothing like a few new phrases to get the wheels turning

So there's a little bit of a let down once you finish the manual and have nothing to do but slowly build up your speed over a number of ...