Thursday, March 04, 2010

The disappearing signature

I've never had a very consistent signature, but today Emily noted that it's become a genuine scrawl.

Of course this could be a sign of early Parkinsons disease, but there's a more benign explanation.

I very rarely sign my name.

Forty years ago we signed our names a lot. We wrote checks, we deposited things, some of us did it as a part of our work. In the modern world we enter passwords instead. I haven't written a check in over a year.

Signatures are going the way of the wrist watch. My children may never develop a signature.

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