The Pen is Mightier than the Keyboard


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It’s like choosing between eBooks and print books too
Is handwriting a dying art?
‘Long before Gutenberg arrived on the scene in the fifteenth century with his fancy printing press, people were penning everything from prayers and poems to mantras and memoirs. And everything in between.

‘Even after the proliferation of print, the humble pen continued to flourish. History owes a lot to the literates who, entirely off their own steam, chose to document the times they lived in. Without people such as Samuel Pepys, there would be huge caverns in our knowledge of major events that happened in relatively recent history.

‘But over the past couple of decades, there has been a tangible shift away from ink and lead-based inscription, into digital representations of this thing we call language…’
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Sick Of Yahoo? Move Your Tumblr Blog Into WordPress
Do it before Tumblr goofs up with your account
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Here’s one reason for dumping Tumblr
Is Tumblr Down?

‘Before I start, I would like to write this is in no way affiliated with Tumblr nor is this an “authentic Tumblr website.”

‘Yesterday (26th August 2013) I recieved a Cease & Desist on this website. A simple tongue-in-cheek tool to check whether Tumblr was down or not. If it wasn’t, you’d see “It is not down, YET. Give it some time.” and if it was you’d see a Sad Keanu and a message saying it was down. Tumblr was very well known for not talking to the community when they were having outages and I wanted a way of letting people know…’
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This Open Source Twitter Replacement Is Absolutely Brilliant
‘Tired of feeling NSA eyes on the back of your head? An open social media network called Trsst encrypts your posts and messages beyond control, and readers don’t even need to sign up for an account, because distribution is built on RSS. We’re sold…’
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Quip
When you’re using Quip in a browser, chat tabs enable you to easily view and respond to messages regardless of what document you’re working on. When a new message is sent in one of your documents or threads, a chat tab will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. You can respond inside the chat tab or click through to the document itself.
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About DigitalPlato

Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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