Sloped Writing

It's not a bad idea, though it has no chance of ever becoming widely adopted. Inventor Paolo Bizziocchi proposes that it would be easier to read text if it were sloped downhill from left to right, so that each new line would be at the same height as the line just finished. This would allow "a quick-reading without mistakes and delays whatsoever."

Bizziocchi filed a patent that includes this helpful illustration:

What I don't understand is how this was patentable. People have been writing with lines at all kinds of crazy angles ever since writing was invented.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Mar 20, 2009
     Category: Inventions

Sloped writing go my knuckles busted in grade school now somebody thinks is a great idea?


Micro$oft applied for a patent for a/the menu in programming. In fact, they were attempting to patent and copyright most everything in sight at one time.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/20/09 at 10:17 AM
All this did was give me a headache. Wo-rld? Isn't that exactly what they told us not to do in school rolleyes
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 03/20/09 at 12:25 PM
That's it! I'm designing some angled-line loose leaf for when this catches on.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/20/09 at 12:28 PM
Bah! I've been writing this way for years. Hmmm, maybe I should have patented the technique.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 03/20/09 at 12:37 PM
I read the whole thing before I realized it was just an example and not thepatent information. It looks like Bizziocchi just photocopied this sheet out of a book. It has that same basic look to it. Wouldn't a more gradual slope work better than it leveling out a fifth of the way in?
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/20/09 at 12:40 PM
the patent would probably cover printers that are made to print like that. no way it will catch on. it would drive me nuts, and i dobt i'm the only one.
expat so you went to parochial school? my mom said you didn't cross the nuns. or else. gulp
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/20/09 at 07:21 PM
This is silly. I can get almost the same effect by opening a book to the middle and plopping it down on a copier. Since it's not flat, the words on the left are all tilted. That's actually what I thought he did when I first saw it. It's just missing that professional looking black bar along the edge of the page where the copier's light couldn't reach.
Posted by Nethie on 03/20/09 at 07:46 PM
he cut that part off so no one would figure out his secret nethie. you figured out his process, what a brilliant girl you are! wink
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/20/09 at 07:56 PM
I is smart, George.
Posted by Nethie on 03/20/09 at 10:58 PM
but i can't say sylvester, george. cheese
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/21/09 at 08:15 AM
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