Pen and Paper Versus Computer

There’s something cathartic about using a pen and paper, though I prefer to use a number two pencil—the light scrape and instant change on the page. Slowly drawing letters like art, my mind races and catches up to the script.

A computer provides near instant, as fast as I can type, punctuation to thought. No doubt it has leveraged countless ideas that would otherwise have died in the reevaluation of writing or the tedium of marking down. Formatting is incomparable, and editing is a quick game.

The difference between writing and typing for me has always been great. I’m a slow writer. I’m a quick typer. So I prefer to write by computer, but I enjoy writing too much to leave it behind.

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