What Cost, Keyboardless Tablets?

I was reading a blog posting and a teacher of keyboarding offered an observation that this year’s students were "not getting it" on how to type. She realized that their use of tablets and phone keyboards was changing the way they were able to interact with the full-sized, touch keyboard. Rather hindering their ability to use a full-sized keyboard.

Do you realize what an enormous threat this loss of capability is, both to communication and the educational process? *I think I now am beginning to understand why my suggestion that "posting via email" to a WordPress site, using a full-sized keyboard, could be used for taking class notes has fallen on deaf ears.

If students are neither learning to write cursively, nor type quickly, their communication skills are being reduced.