Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Paper Planners

There was a banner link on a web page I was looking at earlier today about camping hacks. It seemed interesting, and somewhat applicable to what I've been writing about and thinking about lately, so I clicked through. It was a list of 11 reasons why you should have a paper planner: 1. Paper planners don't require wifi, so they never drop signals at inopportune moments. 2. Ditto: batteries. 3. Handwriting can help you remember things more clearly. 4. Let's be real: you've probably installed and abandoned more "productivity" apps than you can count. 5. Looking at screens all day every day hurts your eyes. 6. There's a paper planner for everything. 7. Notifications are great... in theory. 8. One word: doodles. 9. You will never experience an unwanted interface overhaul with a paper planner. 10. Paper planners are a mixed media experience. 11. Planners are a physical record of your life. Source: The list had a few reasons I actually buy into, and number 3 in particular is something I want to have more firm research about. There was a link I clicked through to get to another article. I wasn't sure how legitimate it was going to be, but it turned out to be a New York Times article. The article was focused on handwriting and the positive impact of learning on children. There were a few links out to other studies, so it shouldn't be too hard to find some concrete source information regarding the positive benefits of handwriting for memory retention. Source: