There really is no way around it. The pen is just as powerful or even more powerful than any laptop, blackberry, or Iphone.
There is something a little bit more personal or intimate about putting ink on paper as opposed to typing words into MS Word. Without a doubt, there is no replacement for modern technology except for fututre technology. But, to neglect your mighty pen and loyal notepad can cost you genuine productivity.
Writing in your notepad can be quite advantageous. It is just you and your thoughts. There is no desktop icon begging you to click on it. There is no Facebook or Twitter demanding your attention. The temptation to multitask is not as strong when it is just you and your pen.
By eliminating disruptions you can gain true momentum when writing. There is no spell check being a real smart ass and there are no typos to worry about. Fonts and spacing is not yet a concern. Yes, reviewing and editing is mandatory (eventually). But in the moment all you have to do is write.
You write to get all of your feelings out.
You write to express your opinion.
You write to communicate without interruption.
You write because it is organic and real.
You write to get organized.
You write to make sense out of things.
You write to figure it all out.
You write for perfection.
You write to realize that imperfection is just as beautiful.
You write for many reasons.
Above all, you write to get on the right path.
You write for you.