Monday, January 25, 2010
It seems that the use of technology with computers is expanding, developing and evolving every day and the need for writing by hand has become obsolete in the eyes of many. I disagree though. In my experience, typing is much more difficult than writing by hand. I have noticed that when typing, my writing loses voice and my vocabulary isn’t as expansive as when writing. Somehow, typing is great but it lacks the ‘feel’ or emotion that comes in writing by hand. Every time I type an essay on something it seems that I have to go back and forth between different Web site accounts that are supposed to ‘help’ with writing – such as Easy Bib, Diigo and Wiki pages – but this is often just more of a hassle and it keeps me from focusing on the actual writing. It seems that the use of technology with computers is expanding, developing and evolving every day but traditional handwriting has a timeless history that cannot be replaced with a keystroke.