Do you prefer to read the old-fashioned way – that is, holding printed paper – or on an electronic gadget?
- Newspapers, magazines, and the like – paper. I don’t like to miss anything, and who does the Sudoku and crossword puzzles online?
- Books – paper, but in the interest of the environment and a relatively imminent, very expensive, cross-country move, I’m trying to do more with my tablet’s Kindle application. But it’s hard! And I’m not sure I’m doing my eyes any favors.
Do you prefer to to write longhand on a pad using a pen or pencil or do you do it all on the keyboard?
- Blogs, jobs, and other Polished Paragraph-related items (e.g., personal and company profiles, newsletter articles) are generally composed on the screen for efficiency’s sake.
- Personal writing – journals, fiction, and exercises/prompts are at least started on paper using a pen or, more often, a good, old, yellow, #2 pencil. Then the writing’s closer to “home,” you know what I mean?
So, paper or electronic when you read and write? Why?