The Art of Calligraphy has twice
been killed stone dead by mechanical invention, and has twice found a new set of justifications.
As an industry for the manual copying of texts, it was destroyed by the printing press.
As an essential tool of commerce and finance and an evidence of gentility, it flourished
for three centuries and was strangled by the typewriter. In its third and present lifetime,
it stands with the fine arts, safe from any further technological threat.