[NTLK] HWR and the Art of Thinking
newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Fri Apr 1 13:36:02 EDT 2011
I, for one, am glad that you did. Many times I considered purchasing one of the small "notebook diaries" that were discussed...only to realize that I already have something far better...my Newton!
The article gave me a idea on another way to put my Newton to good use...as suggested, each night I'd like to write down the "thoughts and events of the day"...again as suggested, a good way to clear one's mind, perhaps. From there could come a wealth of ideas to write more about and expand upon.
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On Mar 31, 2011, at 3:23 PM, Lloyd Conway <ssgconway at juno.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all who responded to my post. While I expect that the website, which I found through a link from another website which referenced the article, is selling stuff, most websites are. (Gopher is commercial-free, and that's one of the reasons that I enjoy visiting Gopherspace from time to time: Information without graphics, commercials, etc. It is refreshing, even if little used.)
> What attracted me to the story was the intuitive sense it made to me. I was a prolific writer with Bic 1.0, but I have always found typing to be laborious, at best. I never have the feeling of putting thoughts down naturally with a keyboard as I do with a pen or stylus. (I used to own fountain pens, BTW, but haven't had one in several years.) It's just more natural, and I suspect that has something to do with the brain stimulation credited to the act of writing.
> At any event, I thought that this audience would find the piece to be...stimulating.
> -Lloyd Conway
> Charlotte, Michigan
> "The site is marketing products but they are right about the research. It does
> show that learning and using handwriting fosters better cognitive ability.
> There's also a lot of research that positively links the development of motor
> skills and cognitive ability. See
> But sadly educators are thinking that handwriting is being replaced by keyboards
> and so they are forecasting a day when they will no longer teach it. Of course
> that just accelerates the trend. And the children are robbed.
> Often people just gauge whether or not they will use handwriting based on time
> efficiency alone. See
> http://myapplenewton.blogspot.com/2010/01/text-entry-speed-face-off.html. ButRe:RE: HWR and the Art of Thinking
> we Newton users know that is so much more than that."
> Tony Kan
> New Zealand
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