Updated 24 May, 2013, 1:30 pm IST
Research finds that writing with a pen may soon become obsolete
| by Naina Khedekar |
Could we possibly forget how to write? Well, many may have not given it a thought, yet, but a research commissioned by online stationer Docmail suggests that using pen and paper may soon be passé, with a typical adult not having written anything for about six weeks. Needless to say, most users don’t feel the need to stretch to reach out to a pen and paper, and prefer typing on the keyboard (of a PC or laptop), instead and also on touchscreen and QWERTY smartphones. So, will we forget to write? The study states that the average time, since an adult last wrote by hand was 41 days. Out of the 2000 participants, about two-thirds say that they rarely write, and when they do write by hand, it is only hastily scribbled reminders or notes.
Pen and paper to be replaced by keyboards for next-gen? (Image Credit: Getty Images)
“Technology puts everyone on a level playing field when it comes to the ability to communicate clearly. For business matters and occasions that require speed, clarity and cost efficiency or delivering to a wide audience, a technology-based solution will always be the most beneficial. But even if its usefulness is reduced, it’s important that people maintain their ability to communicate without a full reliance on technology,” Broadway said.
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