In the beginning was the (hand-written) word…

The other day I was doing some reading and wanted to make notes.  I have a laptop, iPhone and iPad; and yet without thinking, I reached for … a pen and paper.   And, I found more satisfaction in my handwritten notes than in creating a digital record.   Perhaps the urge to handwrite my notes will pass, and certainly no one (least of all me) is going to abandon their computers.  Even so, the impulse itself was worth noting…   

I predict that in the near future, news articles will announce a brief, nostalgic, retro-trend to pen and paper.  Old-style letters and maybe even handwritten thank you notes will become fashionable, once again, for a short while.  The trend won’t last, of course, but it will be newsworthy for a week or so, before we all return to our digital domains.  

Update:  See my entry for August 5, 2011, to see how my prediction was right.

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