Who invented shorthand?
Shorthand is the technique of writing using signs instead of words. It is also called stenography, meaning little or narrow writing and tachygraphy meaning swift writing. It is around 2,000 years old. It was a Roman named Tiro who invented it in 63 BC to take down the speeches of great orators like Cicero and Seneca, quickly. Modern shorthand was born in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.