Pens And Pencils

When was the last time you wrote something substantive — a letter, a story, a journal entry, etc. — by hand? Could you ever imagine returning to a pre-keyboard era?

I rarely ever write stuff by hand using a pen (or a pencil) on paper/books. It’s weird when I do have to do that, which is usually during a training session like I am at the moment as I have joined a new job. Another time that I feel that I have to write a bit using a pen is when entering forms while joining a new company. This too I did recently but luckily for me the majority of the forms was online on the company software and hence I didn’t overwork my right hand writing stuff on paper in slots that are usually too small to fill in anyway.

Even the bank forms are much easier now. You usually only have to fill in your name and address and sign in several places. The bank executive will do the rest for you and then enter the stuff at his office. That makes it easier for us. Now back at work, every so often you will need to put pen to paper and write up stuff a lot, new processes or products or at meetings or trainings and usually I find it hard to do so in a legible manner as I no longer have the smooth writing style I once had. Let me specify that I never had a nice handwriting (my Chemistry teacher in high school once said that my handwriting looked liked dead insects :D ) but it was atleast legible and smooth. Now however my hand seems to tire out more quicker and cramp up as well. The handwriting as a result looks ineligible to me as well at times!

I suppose the only option is for to use a laptop at work cause a tab just won’t do for typing long hours.

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