Hooray for projects down the crapper

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    Hooray for projects down the crapper

    I lost 60 pages of a book I was writing, let's celebrate by staring at 3 and a half newly written pages and masochating ourselves. Yay!
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    Reload them from your backup.
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    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Reload them from your backup.
    Problem is, I don't write my stories on a computer. I use a stone age thing called "A notebook"
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    wow, no tech support for those notebook thingies......bummer
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    It's a psychological thing.

    Did you know that humans use different parts of their brain when they are typing than when they are writing by hand?
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    >>Did you know that humans use different parts of their brain when they are typing than when they are writing by hand?

    did not know that, but it seems pretty logical to me.....i would add to that, but im sure my comment would be edited by one of the mod's
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    If I try to write more than a few lines with a pen on paper, my wrist/arm start to ache. Perhaps it is just me, but I find I rarely get things right first time when writing. I love the ability to swap the words around, or paragraphs. Then at the end of the day, I can print it out or send it off electronically. Nah, paper doesn't suit me.
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    i have to agree, i wish i had a laptop to take around w/me to classes, i cant stand writing because i end up using my pink pearl WAAAYYY too much, i think math would be the only thing i could stand to do by hand......otherwise, typing is just more convienient, and i can type more WPM than i can write
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    Damn, using a notebook was mistake number one. Not having some sort of backup of a 60 page document was another.

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    Yeah, I hate writing by hand, and when i do, i always seem to have this urge to delete, and rearange. It's just way more convinient to type. And when i write by hand, my mind gets to far ahead of my hand.
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    yeah...presented with the choice of typing at 100 wpm or writing at 20 wpm, I'll choose typing any day. Taking five times longer to do an assignment just doesn't appeal to me. When forced to write, I use pen. Even in math class.
    Away.

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    I completly agree. The only classes that writing is great for is anything with math, like chemistry and math. Everything else, dump the notebook. Laptops have sooo many more advantages in terms of editing, features, and time-efficiency (I have one! ). Right now, I'm forced to write notecards with little notes on my research project in English. I could so easily copy+paste from the Internet or type out that paragraph from the book in 1/10th of the time it takes me to write it. Then I could organize it better. Plagerism? Nah: if you copy something from the internet, it takes just 5 more seconds to copy down the URL. Notebooks suck. Laptops rule.

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    Notebook? You mean...wait a second, I thought notebooks had backup (rollback, whatever)

    ohhh...you mean those prehistoric things with....(*gulp*) paper?

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    For my business class(that I got an A in) last semester, I choose to write all the assignments by hand. For me, it helps just a little bit more for me to remember it. With other things it doesn't make a difference. For that class also though, I chose to define the key terms in most of the chapters if I felt I wasn't up to snuf - with pen and paper. End of the semester = 30 some pages of notebook paper filled up that had no purpose.
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    Originally posted by dP munky
    i have to agree, i wish i had a laptop to take around w/me to classes, i cant stand writing because i end up using my pink pearl WAAAYYY too much, i think math would be the only thing i could stand to do by hand......otherwise, typing is just more convienient, and i can type more WPM than i can write
    I've tried it. My university has an 802.11b network in place, and every 5 seconds my family kept interrupting my note taking with some sort of instant message.
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