Daily Prompt – Pens and pencils

Todays Daily Prompt asks when us to describe when we last wrote something substantial by hand.

Wow, what a question!  In truth I have absolutely no idea.  It has certainly been over a decade since I last wrote a letter by hand.  When I travel to gigs and do not take my laptop then any notes I want to write are recorded on my iPad which I clip into a bluetooth keyboard.

Before I retired I would write down the notes of meetings in a book, but as a result that would probably amount to no more than a list of bullet points.  I have never kept a journal or diary so nothing to draw on there.

In truth I do not miss long hand writing things.  I can type more quickly that I can write, my computer auto corrects any spelling errors and helps with any grammatical errors.  The digital world means that you do not have to keep folders full of hard copies and storage is so much easier.  There is another reason that I don’t miss hand writing things and it is my deep dark secret!  My handwriting is appalling, akin to the wanderings of a drunken spider dipped in ink crawling across the page.

So, no thanks, you can keep your pens and pencils.  I will keep my keyboards 🙂

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