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Comment: Re:quick notes? (Score 5, Insightful) 523

by pjt33 (#48486257) Attached to: Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

I don't know about you, but I can jot-down quick notes on scraps of paper a hell of a lot faster than I can get out an electronic device, open a note-taking program, and attempt to use an on-screen keyboard to type the same notes with any degree of accuracy.

That's not a fair comparison. If you're counting the time to open the memo app on your phone, you should also count the time to find a pen or pencil and a scrap of paper. For me the time which the former takes is fairly consistent, but the latter varies considerably because I don't usually carry a pen in my trouser pocket.

As an aside, you seem to be making more of an argument for teaching shorthand than for teaching writing.

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