I’m not a huge Si-Fi person but I will admit I love watching Star Trek: The Next Generation. I was glued to that show as it was a great mix of mystery, forward thinking, thought provoking and enlightening. I still watch the re-runs now with my hubby, who I turned on to the show when we were dating. As I watch the show now, it is so amazing that a lot of the technology that we saw then wasn’t even around but it is now. I mean the tri-corder is very easily our smart phones and their tablets they used are iPads.
As we continue to advance in technology, there is that debate of paper verses electronic. For many years the buzz word was to become a “paperless” society. However I have to say all these years later, I think my sales receipts are even longer than before the digital era came to be. Certainly we have seen the digital age usher out some great paper companies such as the magazine industry, however, there are some magazines that are thriving with an actual hard copy version. There are just some things you need to hold in your hand and be able to view and flip back and forth.
For me there is something much different about writing on a blank piece of paper. The possibilities that are in front of you on that blank page. As you begin to put pencil or pen to paper, you are becoming the master of your own art. No one else will write those same words in the same way you can. You are leaving your own unique mark on the world. There is nothing like feeling the texture of paper and the way your writing instrument glides across it.
I came across these great videos below that will help you think twice about ditching the old paper mentality. As always, I’d love to know your thoughts. What do you think about the paper vs. electronic or do you see both playing an equal role in your life? Leave a comment below or on Facebook.
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