Going back to the whole personal aspect, according to another 2014 study, despite their increasing prevalence, e-signatures are still considered less trustworthy and slightly less valid than a good old-fashioned John Hancock. Come to think of it, The Declaration of Independence is a perfect example of the gravitas and personality of longhand. It’s most famous signature had so much personality that the name John Hancock has become synonymous with signature. Now go write some letters to your nearest and dearest!

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