This is a tad bizzare for me. Surely we live in an age of technology where printing is cheap. I feel that I waste hours of my life writing something that can be hammered out on a laptop in an hour.
Another fascination is cursive handwriting. All the kids in schools are educated in this with the assumption that it makes your handwriting legible. I beg to differ, a lot of people I study with show up with handwriting that looks like (and I mean this in the kindest way possible) it was written by a dog. And these are the people who write your prescriptions.
People argue about how it is a way to not be too reliant on computers. One may as well argue about equipping students with harpoons for Mammoth Hunting.