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Research finds that writing with pen may become obsolete

Jun 26 2012, 12:28   |   By Tech2.com

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.

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