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Pieces of the Past

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Yesterday I was cleaning and I found this ancient writing device hidden away in one of my draws...

Loose-leaf paper.

With a bit of sadness I kind of just looked and wondered on it for a bit. I felt the need to keep it...to use it just for the hell of it...but ultimately threw it away. As a kid, paper was a vital need. I constantly wrote as a kid and you couldn't catch me without some sort of pen and paper. But with the smart phone all that went away. No need to carry around paper. No need to search for a good pen that writes fine and the ink doesn't smear...

I end up throwing it away. About five packs. I wonder if that looks to a kid, today, what cassette tapes would look like to me. Ancient.

Ironically, I write about this on my laptop. In some way putting that paper in the trash was like being forced to get rid of my dog. It's really sad. You've had so much history. But things must move on.

I thought about writing a relative today on paper but then shook it off...

I don't want to wait in line for stamps.
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I am pissed that there is little written on paper. Know why? Because those under 25 can't read cursive anymore. What horseshit, is that? I've fabulous political rant letters my grandmother wrote in the 50s. I was so looking forward to passing them on. Stick a fork in that idea and call it done!
 
I still write on paper but at the end of the day everything gets transferred to my computer, and to be honest that is where most of the work takes place.
 
sas;bt11819 said:
I am pissed that there is little written on paper. Know why? Because those under 25 can't read cursive anymore. What horseshit, is that? I've fabulous political rant letters my grandmother wrote in the 50s. I was so looking forward to passing them on. Stick a fork in that idea and call it done!

Really? It seems like if you could read normal print you should be at least able to make out enough script to get it.
 
Smith;bt11822 said:
I still write on paper but at the end of the day everything gets transferred to my computer, and to be honest that is where most of the work takes place.

You write on it by choice or because it's more convenient?
 
I bought a notebook recently..40 pages an eight pencils with rubber ends for future writing...come to five pound 48p
 
kaminoshiyo;bt11824 said:
You write on it by choice or because it's more convenient?

More convenience. And if I took a laptop everywhere I wouldn't write. I'd surf the web and be unproductive.
 
Smith;bt11843 said:
More convenience. And if I took a laptop everywhere I wouldn't write. I'd surf the web and be unproductive.

You have a smart phone? That's what I use. I either use the notepad or Evernote. Mostly Evernote since you have better options for organizing things.
 

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