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The love affair with handwritten notebooks never fades

  • Juliana Harsianti

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 20 2016   /  09:49 am

Mini book necklace (Courtesy of vitarlenology.net)Despite being besieged by digital gadgets, some still find it hard to stop committing their ideas to paper.Rino, a senior manager in his late 30s, carries a laptop and a book in which to take notes to support his presentation.

“What I bring along may be a bit different from those of my peers or staff, with their tablets to record meeting results,” he said. “I still like jotting down meeting conclusions in a notebook.”

Rino, not his real name, said handwritten notes could not be compared to those recorded on electronic devices and personally he found it easier to put his thoughts on paper.

He is not the only one. Many illustrators, despite their customary use of digital devices, still use graphite pencils to make their drawings before being transferred to computers.

Many authors and journalists still s...