Some folks say that writing by hand makes a difference...
Mental Floss suggests the following:
- Putting ink to paper stimulates a part of the brain called the Reticular Activating System, or the RAS. Source: Mental Floss
- "I like the slowness of writing by hand." Susan Sontag
- Prevents distraction.
- "According to The Wall Street Journal, some physicians claim that the act of writing — which engages your motor-skills, memory, and more — is good cognitive exercise for baby boomers who want to keep their minds sharp as they age."
- It’s too easy to edit yourself brutally when you’re typing on a screen.
- To your brain, writing by hand feels more like making art.
- Handwriting is more real.
- The act of writing helps you clarify your thoughts, remember things better, and reach your goals more surely.
- A couple of studies, though, substantiate why the physical act of writing really does boost learning and goal achievement.
And, that's probably why I'm fascinated by beautifully designed items like this:
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If you're wondering what my favorite pen is, well, right now, it's those cheap blue ink BIC pens (not the fine point, I hate fine point) that gush ink out onto the page as you slide across it.
By the way, you may like this comparison from GigaOM of ipad note-taking apps...
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