I remember when I was in elementary school I had to learn how to write in cursive, but now I can sadly say I have lost almost all of my cursive skills. I started learning it in the 3rd grade. From then on in elementary school we wrote that way, but I can now say the only time I still write in cursive is when I write my signature.
Most people would say that it is my own fault for not remembering how to write that way, but as time has passed, I blame technology.
Reading hand clocks were also an everyday task many people had to do just a short while ago. In order to tell time, you would simply have to look up at the round clock and read the clock in a split second, but nowadays I do not believe that is the case. I wear a watch every now and then so I can keep my memory fresh and not forgot how to read one, but I can see how someone my age could simply forgot how to do it due to the abundance of digital clocks.
I believe that a lot of people would be lost without digital clocks, because they are all around. Everyone has a digital clock on them 24/7 (their phones), so they simply do not need to know how to read a hand clock anymore.
Technology obviously has pros and cons. At the end of the day, you need to consider how we are losing basic skills to technology. While time keeps marching on, so will the advancing of technology. Don’t get caught up with complicated technology in life, when there will could be a simpler way.