The Low-Tech Experiment


When was the last time that you composed a post in an old-fashioned manner?

I found out that up to this day, there are those who write their articles on a paper-notepad (The kind that they used while they were in school), with a pen or a pencil.

For the sake of experimentation, I decided to do this post in a similar manner; I didn’t use a notepad, but I wrote my words down on a blank sheet of photocopying-paper (It felt odd, but I enjoyed looking at my handwriting); the last time that I did that was when I misplaced my smartphone.

I think that the cumbersome aspect of it all is: transferring what you have written on paper by typing its content on the computer or smartphone.

One thing I know for sure is: I have no intentions of repeating this experiment anytime soon!

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22 thoughts on “The Low-Tech Experiment

  1. pennycoho July 31, 2012 at 2:10 am Reply

    I did enjoy your post but I will say that I do keep a ‘hand-written journal” by my bed where I do handwrite my thoughts about the day and so forth, having done this since I was a teenager I’m pretty sure that I will always do so.


  2. Writing Jobs July 31, 2012 at 2:28 am Reply

    That was another excellent post today. You make it look so easy. Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed reading it very much. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Tammy July 31, 2012 at 2:31 am Reply

    Yes, handwriting things out sound good prior to starting but I like you, soon discover the thrill was only in my mind. :D


    • Renard Moreau July 31, 2012 at 2:34 am Reply

      [ Laughs ] Tammy, I would like to thank you for your participation.


      • Tammy July 31, 2012 at 2:42 am

        my pleasure…sorry I have not visited enough. I love your blog and kick myself when I fall behind.


  4. on thehomefrontandbeyond July 31, 2012 at 5:17 am Reply

    as a reporter I have to take notes the old-fashioned way and in writing that is really messy as I have to write fast and sometimes when writing up a news stories I have to kind of translate what I have written – that is enough of the old fashioned way for me–I will never compose by hand again –in fact I have rarely done this in the past, even for papers in university – I used a typewriter and erasable bond


    • Renard Moreau July 31, 2012 at 5:28 am Reply

      [ Smiles ] Yes, I fully understand your point.

      Thank you for your insight.


  5. mimijk July 31, 2012 at 10:37 am Reply

    I appreciate the speed with which I can type my thoughts. That said, I still appreciate receiving and sending hand written notes and letters. The more obsolete this practice becomes, the more I have come to appreciate it..


  6. mindsurfer1 July 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm Reply

    My handwriting is so bad I am forced to write in italics just to be able to read it for myself. Or maybe I am writing in proto-Hebrew and didn’t know it? I hate re-typing and don’t think long hand will gain traction with me anytime soon.


    • Renard Moreau July 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm Reply

      [ Giggles ] Thank you for letting me know, Steven.


      • mindsurfer1 July 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

        When I do manage to read it for myself, I often find it rude and insulting to myself! Maybe I should have stuck to those crop circles! lol


  7. bluebutterfliesandme August 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm Reply

    There is a flow from brain to hand in writing. Sometimes I do. Most often I use my computer.


  8. beatrix mana August 2, 2012 at 10:27 am Reply

    I first use paper.


  9. Alex Jones August 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm Reply

    I reflect your attitude to this. All that has been done is creating a copy of a copy, which is burdensome.


  10. Ritika Upadhyay At Le Blog August 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Technology got us spoilt, eh?
    I’m a student, so writing down notes and preparing assignments are part of the parcel.
    My handwriting shape-shifts sometimes.


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