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by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo (subscribe)
Studied Political Science at Duquesne University. Highest Honors Graduate in Fitness and Nutrition from Stratford Career Institute. Her passion is fitness and nutrition. She is obsessed with educating herself about the subject of hygge.
Published August 3rd 2020
When it comes to written communication, are you more productive with a computer or with pen and paper? Personally, as a writer, I find placing my words in front of me, on my lap, with a legal pad and ink pen to be better. I can brainstorm. I can see what it looks like as if a photo.

Then, there are days when my laptop just seems faster. I can erase, for example, without leaving a mess. However, this not only pertains to me. I am using myself as an example.

Are you a homemaker? Are you needing to come up with a grocery list? Yes, it is easy to just jot down what you need. With a laptop and printer, you can print-out a spreadsheet of your expenses. Which do you find best for you?

Blue collar workers and white collar workers probably all differ.

Are you disabled? If so, maybe a laptop would suit you better.

Are you a remote worker? If so, often a laptop is your mode of transportation.

Are you a student? If so, maybe paper and ink pen with a laptop are both needed. With the corona virus, what would students have done without a laptop and Wi-Fi?

Are you a good artist? If so, maybe drawing on paper might make that artwork stand out.

Are you impatient? If so, a laptop is probably more suitable.

They say if you want to do something special for a person, to write the person an old-fashioned letter to send through the mail.

Are you an outdoor person? If so, taking your laptop outside with you is probably the best.

Do you like to go to coffee shops to just get out of your house? If so, taking either a pen and paper or a laptop would be suitable. Although not at a coffee shop, I have seen people in restaurants with paper books and laptops.

You have got to look at it cost-wise, also. Can you afford Wi-Fi? Can you receive Wi-Fi in your area? If not, maybe pen and ink, paper and good 'ol stamps are the way to go. Snail mail gets the job done just as well. One just needs to have patience. I can remember being so excited to receive something in the mail! However, do not forget the local library has computers for use.

Do you need to memorize something? I think writing down what needs to be memorized and going over and over with it can make you retain the words better.

laptop, computer

With computers, one may file and save with flash drives, along with filing photos. What happens if you write something down and lose the main copy? One always needs to make Xerox copies of the master copies.

Do you like to perform research? If so, computers are probably the easiest route to go. One needs to know how to cite references though.

You might be a computer whiz. If so, I guess I need not explain.

Do you like to keep a journaIl? If so, one may use ink pen and paper or a computer.

If you are learning how to read and write, a computer program would probably be good, but a good 'ol teacher or tutor would probably be better.

pen and paper

As ink pen and paper and computing are both leisure activities, I thought I would discuss both with you. Can you imagine going without these for a day? I would probably even call both a lifetime skill or necessity. Do you think we might take both for granted?

I hope you have found my article interesting. If so, discuss with family and friends over a beer or a cup coffee. I would love to know what you think!
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