A little over a month ago, I wrote a blog about what I called "Character Amnesia." Today, half a dozen readers have called my attention to an Aug. 25th article by Judith Evans for Agence France-Presse entitled "Wired youth forget how to write in China and Japan" (and other titles) that refers to "character amnesia" and quotes from an interview with me on August 9. The article is also being sent around on Facebook and other sharing services, so it is getting a lot of coverage. I cannot guarantee that I coined the expression "character amnesia," but it does seem to be meeting a need.
At the end of the "Character Amnesia" post, I mentioned that I would write a future post on the question of whether or not romanization is inevitable. Since many people have been asking me about that, I just want to reassure them that it is indeed in the works.