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The shorthand

It was the usual procedure in the pre-computing era.

La taquigrafía

The shorthand is a fast writing system, which allows you to write at the same speed as the one you speak. Small strokes, straight or curved, of varying length and special characters representing letters or words are used.

In Argentina, two systems were used, Pitman and Larralde. Useful for taking notes, recording conferences or reports, it should be transcripted for your understanding. The “Pitman” System was the most popular due to the profusion of the “ Pitman Academies ”.

Learning shorthand was not difficult. More problematic was to dump that content into the ordinary language. All the time saved on writing, it was doubled when you make the version to read. His use was daily in the Chamber of Deputies, whose versions appeared in the  newspapers , along with juicy comments.

It was a resource widely used by the secretaries, intended to write the dictates of letters and reports in the respective companies or offices. Then they transcribed the record,  typing  the letter or the report for their bosses.

Publication Date: 22/08/2019

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