Om Malik, writing on his blog:
Even though I love technology and incessantly download productivity apps, I still am a paper-and-pen guy.
I know he’s right. But just like number crunching became easier with spreadsheets, many pen and paper interactions benefit from the digital upgrade. It’s also true that for a long time the disparity of the digital tools from simple pen and paper made it a hard sell.
Personally, my pathetic drawing and handwriting abilities are enhanced by their digital equivalent. Which makes me use them more, which overall adds more value because I take more notes. The virtues cycle aligns with my geekness.
That said, if somebody paid me $700 to use pen and paper for my notes instead of an iPad… I’d be hard press to justify the benefits.