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Why Pen & Paper Will Always Be an Essential Part of Your Office Supplies

In 2014, in an increasing number of office environments, tablets and smartphones are beginning to be seen as office necessities. In a modern office environment, a lot of business can be completed via a touch screen device such as a tablet or smartphone; emails, calendar entries, social media, even industry specific applications can be accessed. Not to mention, with the internet more readily available than ever due to these mobile devices, anything that we want to know is expected to be no more than a couple of clicks (or touches) away. Yet, with all of this technology at our fingertips, pen and paper remain amongst our top office supplies.

Whilst technology moves at an astonishing speed, constantly being updated and replaced to make way for something new and better, pen and paper have been around for thousands of years, since as early as Ancient Egyptian times when people scribed hieroglyphics onto papyrus manuscripts. Unlike computer operating systems, or android devices, office stationery likes pens and paper do not become outdated.

Amongst all currently essential office stationery and supplies, pen and paper are probably some of the only items that will not go out of fashion. Although computers, tablets and even phones can provide us software for making notes, such as notepad, or Microsoft Word, most people still seem to prefer jotting important notes, dates and bits of information down on a trusty pad of paper with their favourite biro or fountain pen.

With a paper copy to-do list in front of us, things seem more official and are harder to forget. It could be argued that people do not choose to note down their to-do lists using technology because there is still an element of distrust in technology; people trust themselves more to get things done if there is solid, paper proof in front of them. Even people that do regularly use their smartphone or tablet to manage tasks and events will likely have written them down somewhere too.

It can be argued that a pen and a piece of paper are the most essential of office supplies. If all technology spontaneously failed to function, pen and paper would still be able to do their job, so at least some work could get done, even if it was making notes, a draft, or a list of things that will need to be done.

Sometimes, it just feels good to physically write things down.

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