So many peeps in our community are championing their partial return to paper as part of their system and it just baffles me.
Adding paper back into a fully fluid digital system only adds unnecessary complexity for me.
I love a well-crafted paper product like the incredible (I hear) Baron Fig notebooks just as much as any of us, but for me it only adds one more thing to keep track of that has none of the benefits of digital:
- It isn’t backed up anywhere
- My handwriting is terrible and I don’t want to look at it
- Writing is slow, cumbersome and hurts my hand
- No TextExpander!
- No spell check
Like many, I love the feel of a good pen, and sometimes I wish I wrote more but it just feels so slow and inferior.
All of the space and freedom people experience with a blank page I get from just opening Drafts. I just don’t see what paper adds, other than just a different feel, that digital doesn’t do much better.
How about you guys?