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Handwriting engages the brain more deeply than typing – enabling better retention and focus


As Quartz reports, The pen is not only mightier than the sword, but in some cases also mightier than the keyboard.

It may well be that the physicality of shaping letters cements concepts in the mind. For example, to type the word “typing,” I made the same motion on the keyboard six times, choosing which letter to type but not forming them. But if I were to write the same thing by hand, I’d have to shape six different letters and put them together. That takes more effort and seems to both demand more of the brain and leave a deeper imprint on the mind than typing. That imprint appears to be critical when learning new things.

Plus, there’s the priceless benefit of limiting distraction. Technology can be a trap. The simple act of shutting your laptop and putting pen to paper can help you to improve focus.

AI is coming…

But it’s not quite there yet… 

Facebooks AI lab has permitted the two chatbots Alice and Bob to shoot the breeze in an interesting têt-a-têt, but it’s a little unclear how well it went:

Bob: i can i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Bob: you i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me

Bob: i i can i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have a ball to me to me to me to me to me to me to me

Bob: i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Bob: you i i i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have 0 to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Bob: you i i i everything else . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Alice: balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to

Still not quite «Ghost in the shell» levels of performance, IMHO. But hey, it’s much better than covfefe.

Facebook is predicting the end of the written word

In five years time Facebook “will be definitely mobile, it will be probably all video,” said Nicola Mendelsohn, who heads up Facebook’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, at a conference in London this morning.

This is in line with my expectations as well.

Still, a good video often needs some good scripting and storyboarding. 

Especially if it involves more than a cat falling from furniture or a lone talking head ranting ad libitum.

I won’t sell my pens just yet.
http://qz.com/706461/facebook-is-predicting-the-end-of-the-written-word/

The vinyl of the web

Wired has a nice story on how e-mail newsletters are once again in vogue. I remember when my dad and I used to print out Slate mag’s newsletter and read together with the pile of magazines that filled the living room on weekends. It felt odd, but in a good way.

Today I diet on an eclectic mix of newsletters, from FT Today and Quartz Daily, via Gear Patrol and the likes, to such as Brain Pickings and On Being weekly. It has never stopped being great.

Wired | http://contentviewer.adobe.com/s/Wired/5857345fd35d4d1f9a1f00273013f68a/WI0516_10_Folio/2130_2405AP_thompson.html