I’ve read a few articles recently around opinions on whether the pen is becoming obsolete in place of the keyboard and touch screen etc.
As a writer I say surely not!
I spend a good proportion of my working day (and life outside of work) drafting copy and the process of hand-writing enables me to finesse and refine my thoughts. Using a pen enables me to ‘feel’ the words as I commit them to paper, something a keyboard can not do.
Of course, technology is all around us today and it enables me to communicate with a much broader audience than even just give years ago.
So, personally, the pen will never become obsolete, but the keyboard also facilitates ways to work which were inconceivable only a decade ago.