Label King, I won't argue that more attention was paid to handwriting, during one time or another. As to how much difference it made, I can't say. People tell me that my handwriting looks 'old world,' or 18th century. All I know is, that nobody else in my class, wrote the way I did. Nobody I knew in college, wrote like I do. I get comments about my script, daily. Did I do anything at all, to perfect my script, or to try to refine it? Nothing. It's been the same, since about fourth grade.