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Taking notes, making history

A feature article recently appeared in the Jakarta Post (Indonesia) highlighting the life and career of nationally-recognized Netty Karundeng, a stenographer who, in 1945 at the age of 17, joined a team of six stenographers to document the proceedings of the Indonesian Independence Preparation Committee (PPKI). Karundeng’s father, Eleazer, taught his daughter the shorthand system named for him that he developed and put together the team of stenographers who recorded the historic events leading to the birth of Indonesia. The article, written by her son, notes that Karundeng, now 86 years old, still lives in Makassar and can still take shorthand.

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