This script, called Graffiti, was designed by Palm Computing to make the job of recognizing handwriting easier for their hand-held computers. It looks and feels almost like Roman capitals, but it's... different. Some features are simplified, while others have been exaggerated (check out the tail on the letter V.)
The same mysterious forces are at work here.
The need to write quickly pulls against the need to read clearly.
Only now it's no longer a person doing the reading.
If this particular technology catches on, it won't be long before we see this script begin to influence people's ordinary handwriting (i.e. writing intended to be read by humans) and eventually printed and digitally displayed forms. If you have ever been afraid (as I have) that computers, with their nearly perfect ability for reproduction and transmission, would kill the diversity of writing styles, this example should make it amply clear that the truth is far more interesting...