^^ Coincidentally, "ASCII" is the Roman numeral for "1934." I=mc2. I stopped using cursive in 2nd grade, because I thought it was stupid to have a second, harder-to-read, version of writing. My teacher was furious, because I was precociously smart and she couldn't understand why I would rebel over anything to do with writing. But I was also very eccentric and stubborn. Imagine. Actually, my signature is like that, too, but it's very aesthetic. I spend years working on it as a teenager; as an artist, I wanted it to look good-- my goal was to have something that would look at home on the Declaration of Independence. The patient was George Roman, who held the patent on numeric fonts. He was admitted after suffering a nervous breakdown while trying to find the end of pi.