XKCD vs hand-wringing about what texting does to kids’ literacy

See the original posting on Boing Boing

It’s great, and the tooltip’s even better: “I’d like to find a corpus of writing writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (eg handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)–and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. Read the rest