The ancient art of putting quill to paper has been a celebrated sign of a civilized society. While we may not rely on the plucked feathers of a large bird to place our thoughts down in writing today, there is still a place for handwritten notes in our daily lives. Whether you’re a student in school or a busy professional sketching out operational strategies in your planner, the act of putting pen to parchment is as relevant today as it was when our ancestors scratched images on cave walls countless years ago.
There’s no question that the method in which we jot down and store information has changed dramatically over the past several years. Gone are the days of needing to send handwritten letters to friends and relatives as a basic form of communication. Also approaching extinction is the widespread use of handwritten documents in the workplace. More and more businesses are going paperless, citing economic and environmental reasons for making the transition.
Fear not, lovers of the written word. There are plenty of advances being made in the world of handwriting that even now make this almost spiritual activity of note taking all the more interesting. Pens today have evolved to the point where some of them contain actual computers that can look up definitions, record lectures, and even play games with you as you jot down notes during class.