Can you read this bizarre script? It was invented to make note taking quicker before technology made it easy


Have you at any point seen a writer observing as they jot angrily attempting to note down everything the speaker says? All things considered, it’s anything but a typical scene in this day and age as most columnists presently convey receivers (even their cell phones are adequate for this reason), however before innovation made their employments less complex, writers prepared themselves in shorthand to take precise notes. Also, this wasn’t just for columnists, office secretaries, understudies, and various different callings that necessary precise notes adjusted this content to compose snappier.

As indicated by the Epoch Times, the content called shorthand, was created during the Victorian time frame and before long turned into an important apparatus for fast note-taking. As indicated by Britannica, four individuals were firmly connected with building up this content and proliferating its utilization after the seventeenth century. Despite the fact that there were prior variants that existed this was the time after which the content addition well known acknowledgment.

John Willis got known as the dad of current shorthand. Samuel Pepys composed his well known journal utilizing the arrangement of the subsequent character, Thomas Shelton. Jeremiah Rich advanced the workmanship by distributing his framework, the Psalms, and the New Testament in his technique for shorthand. What’s more, William Mason, whose technique was utilized to decipher the Bible.

Yet, that was the start of the content. In current occasions, there are two generally utilized frameworks created by Thomas Pitman and John Robert Gregg. Pitman’s framework picked up fame in Britain while Gregg’s framework was generally embraced by journalists in the U.S. Both the frameworks were intended to take bountiful notes at the speed of discourse and required a considerable amount of training to consummate. Truth be told, ‘transcription’ was the craft of composing shorthand, which meant “limited composition” in Greek.

John Robert Gregg first distributed his work in the structure leaflet, Light-Line Phonography in the year 1888, in which he expounded on his framework and clarified the technique in some detail. His thought involved a shorthand framework that concentrated on the sound of the words as opposed to a gathering dependent on letters in order. The image for the sound of k, for instance, could either speak exactly c or k, contingent upon the sound of the remainder of the word.

Gregg made gatherings of comparative sounding letters, generously diminishing the time it took to archive discourse. Another model could be the sound [f] in structure, elephant, and harsh was written similarly for each word.

Shorthand classes for London and North Western Railway staff in December 1917. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

The framework revolved around circles, snares, and circles, he shifted the lengths of his images to separate between various words and sounds. Gregg’s framework had vowels composed as snares and there were hovers on the consonants. Besides, he made images to indicate the most usually utilized words like it, the, to, for, and so forth. Actually, such was the achievement increased through his strategies that individuals were bringing down in excess of 280 words for each moment once they got capable in its utilization.

In 1924, Emma Dearborn, an educator at Columbia University, built up a framework wherein even shorthand could be speed composed. The framework was called ‘Speedwriting’ and was at first intended to be accomplished through typewriters.

By 1942, this new framework had been grown much further so speed composing shorthand should be possible by hand with a pen. Indeed, as per Britannica, “beyond what 20,000 words in the Speedwriting correspondence can be composed with an aggregate of 60 guidelines and a rundown of around 100 brief structures and standard shortened forms.”

The advancement of innovation, the rise of mouthpieces, and convenient account gadgets, in any case, made the content out of date. There was not, at this point the need to compose briskly, with the exception of in certain particular circumstances like in a court, in light of the fact that the voice could be recorded continuously and interpreted later. Be that as it may, this content helped note-takers and record attendants accomplish their work with high effectiveness and precision for longer than a century.

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