[ExI] recovered email and news distractions, was: RE: hacked email

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 20:13:07 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 12:49 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote (over
several posts):
>[summarized] little old lady authentication

I wonder if you could teach them how to scan (snap a pic with a
ubiquitous smartphone) hand-written documents?

You'd have the benefit of handwriting analysis to authenticate the
scribbles (most of which is probably letter-perfect thanks to
old-school english teachers and years of Christmas letters)

You'd also lower the barrier to actually communicating some of those
boxes of old photos that old(er) people haven't already had their
children upload.

While it is true that copy/paste or "quote" features of email would
not be available, I doubt the community you are describing is using
them much anyway.

I imagine AI will be able to decipher those writings by the time your
grandchildren are reprocessing your email archives to extract the
handwriting samples from your grandparents.

In that vein, handwritten letters are a form of art that will soon be
lost.  They should be captured and curated as lovingly as grandma's
heirloom quilt.

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