First, taking notes on paper and having a laptop present are not mutually exclusive. As I sit here, I am typing into my Macbook but have my trusty Moleskine sitting right next to me. Different tools for different jobs.
Laptop bans and the assumptions we make
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I’m in a similar boat here, but have observed the almost-reverse beyond the classroom. In “paperless” environments, keeping a written to-do list or drawing out math on paper was seen as more wasteful than to keep everything on a laptop. While that gets beyond the point of this article and I don’t dispute the importance of “being green,” I find your point of using different tools for different jobs to be so valuable here. Declaring one method or tool to be uniformly better than all others in all situations is well-intentioned but usually short-sighted.

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