At the crest of the generational divide we find another example of technological progress, casting off the old and clasping the new.
That penmanship and spelling are skills that have served us well for generations is indisputable. That they are disciplines requiring assiduous attention to detail and practice, practice, practice is evident. That the young reject it is as much a rebellion against discipline as it is an adoption of technological advances.
The older set, of which I am representative, is as averse to adopting the "new" as the younger set is to dragging with them the luggage of a past era.
So we have submitted. They win. Of course it never would enter the imagination that everything that relies on electrical power will be so much ash in the hand when there is no power.