I recently had a job in which I had to collect slips that other employees had filled out and had to sign with their signature. I often needed to go back through these and ask questions of the person the slip originated from. Trouble was that most of the time, the signature was illegible, just sort of a squiggle. After a lot of difficulty learning who had signed the slip, I repeatedly requested that these folks sign their name legibly in the future. I assumed they were trying to sign it like an autograph, like a movie star. Gradually it became clear to me, after witnessing their embarrassment and yet not correcting the behavior, that THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW. These were college educated young people, and don't know how to sign their own name! Not to mention spelling; I could go off on a whole other tangent on that. So, exactly what ARE they learning these days?