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Paper and pen still can’t be beat

Lifehacker is conducting ongoing surveys to determine a variety of “best” tools. Recently, Lifehacker asked readers to select their favorite journaling tool. Old fashioned pen and paper came out on top, by a wide margin.

Which Journaling Tool is Best? (Poll Closed)
  • Microsoft Word 8% (338 votes)
  • Pen and Paper 38% (1632 votes)
  • Microsoft OneNote 13% (548 votes)
  • Evernote 13% (564 votes)
  • WordPress 16% (702 votes)
  • Other 11% (489 votes)

Pen and paper also won in the recipe management department, despite a bounty of digital tools designed for that purpose.

How about you? Where do you rely on paper, and where do you rely on something that runs on electricity?
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  1. i do my best writing longhand. but then it tends not to make it into the computer in a useable way, so i can edit and submit it somewhere, for instance.

    there’s a tactile element to writing that can’t be denied, helps the transportation of idea to fruition with magic or spirit, like painting with a brush vs in a graphics program.

    July 8, 2009
  2. i definitely rely on the computer for writing anything of any length. my handwriting is SO terrible, i typically can’t read it myself. i’ve been wanting to try art journaling but have kept holding back for that very same reason. i think better on the computer. i can play around with words better on the computer. 🙂

    July 8, 2009
  3. oh kelly, no need to fear…my handwriting is like an old shaky man’s, and always has been.

    July 8, 2009
  4. Kristine #

    For editing and brainstorming, definitely pen and paper. For actual writing, must be on the computer. I’m a fast writer, and I find that my hands can’t keep up with my thoughts unless I’m typing.

    Very interesting!

    July 8, 2009
  5. Wow! Imagine life without a pencil and paper? It simply WOULD NOT BE WORTH LIVING!!

    July 16, 2009

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