Stenos can still write their own tickets to success [Diana ben-Aaron]
- Los Angeles Times, May 17, 1993 About half of secretaries today use shorthand in their jobs, according to a secretarial survey by Professional Secretaries International, a Kansas City-based trade association that has 40,000 members. Five years ago, that figure was 90%.
- Secretaries have helped busy office executives for years by using Gregg Shorthand for taking down letters, notes of meetings, reports, and other business material. John Robert Gregg, who was born in Shantonaugh, Ireland, in 1867, invented the system.
Wilson's Fourteen Points
- The U.S. entered World War I in April 1917. On January 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson announced his Fourteen Points, which would serve as the basis for peace in November 1918. The points are shown here in the original shorthand draft by Wilson himself (Wilson habitually drafted his speeches in shorthand).