pens

@saphrina (31733)
South Africa
February 1, 2010 12:13pm CST
As computers are literally taking over our lifes, i am very curious to know, how many of you still use pens? Do you use them everyday or just once in a while? I use a pen everyday, as i only use my laptop at home for mylot. The work i do, luckily doesn,t require a lap- or desktop.
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27 responses
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
13 Dec 10
Hi , Saphy.:) I thought of paying your profile a visit and see what's cooking in your kitchen.:) As for youtr topic, I am obsessed with pens and ballpens. I have a number of collections though not expensive but they are very usable and functional. I don't have an office job, as you already knew of, but I scribbled a lot. Answering soduko and other word puzzles available in the magazines or newspapers. I also need it to list things for my next visit to the grocery store and for jotting my thoughts whenever the pc is not available for my own perusal. I believe that pens are still handy despite of the computer era.:)
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
13 Dec 10
Hi sweetie. Hope you didn't smell the burnt food. Well, i don't do a office job either, but i do need a pen each day. There is always something i have to check and to remember, well i am getting old, so it's better to write it down, you know. Pens will never go out of fashion. We will always need and use them. Thanx. TATA.
• Philippines
17 Dec 10
Hi, Saphy. :) I smelled nothing but sweets! Yes, pens, as old as time, will never go out of fashion.:)
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
18 Dec 10
@asyria51 (2866)
• United States
17 Dec 10
I use pens daily. I write notes to myself, jot things down to my husband, keep track of phone conversations. Also, i am a teacher. i grade papers all the time. i have had 2 pens run out since the start of this school year. I also scrapbook and I use pens to caption pictures.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
18 Dec 10
Hi sweetie. Well as you are a teacher you surely need a pen. Glad to see they don't start using computers fro grading papers. Thanx. TATA.
@asyria51 (2866)
• United States
19 Dec 10
There are some programs where students take quizzes on the computer and the program is just imported into the grade book program. The only problem with this is that then you do not know where the student is having trouble, do they not get the whole process, or did they just make a simple adding mistake in one step of the problem? I know that that computers are taking over. At my last dr. appointment, the dr. sent my prescription directly to the pharmacy. no pen involved at all.
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
I use desktop even at work. However, I also use pens a lot at work for signing important documents. Usually the documents are typed and printed out but I still have to sign it using a pen.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
We caN be so glad that no computer can sign a document, can,t we? TATA.
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
Your comment made me smile. That was witty and you are right! haha!
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
I use a pen everyday, and I always have a couple in my bag because you'lle never know when you need to jot something down. I have a planner that I write notes on every day and I also take notes for a training that I attend twice a week at work. Even if we're going to get the slides anyway, nothing beats taking down your own notes to aid retention.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
Now your talking. Having an extra pen or two, can be very helpfull. TATA.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
Definitely useful. Aside from an extra black pen, I have a black marker and two violet ones in my bag. I just like having them there as an option for me. Hehe
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
well, saphrina, a pen remains one of the most indispensable things that we have to keep on hand. from shopping to taking phone calls, we need a pen to make some notes. a computer may be around, but it's awkwardly not handy to help us check or make our shopping list. we also sign documents, a computer cannot do that for us. only pens do...
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
Exactly. Imagine, carrying your lap- or desktop with, whenever you go for your shopping. TATA.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
3 Feb 10
so, it's always prudent to carry a pen around, and add some paper or a little notebook...
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
1 Feb 10
Yes, only because I am in school. However, over the winter break I didnt use my pen at all, but when the break was over and I had to go back to school, it felt odd to write again.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
It may feel odd, but please try not to forget how to use them.TATA.
• United States
3 Feb 10
Yes, because when all technologies fail in 2011, we will need our trusty friend, the pen.
• India
8 Dec 10
Hello saprina I still use blue, usually royal blue, black and red gel ink pens till this day, you will find them always in my bag. there is green too, ans some are of glittering colors too. my favorite is royal blue, but i use black for signing cheques and documents, i use red and green for marking purpose mainly.. Thank you so much for this discussion. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead. God bless you. Welcome always.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
13 Dec 10
Hi sweetie. I thought you would still use pens. Never knew it would be such a wide variety though. Enjoy. Thanx. TATA.
• China
5 Feb 10
HI saphrina: i now rarely use a pen to write,and occasionally write a few,i found the posture of writing make me feel not comfortable.once i also learn to pen writing for a good looking,but now which i write is miserable. another thing i am most worried about is the future i can only see the word on computer,typing,but can't use a pen any more.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
5 Feb 10
Unfortunately, it is one thing that we cannot just ignore and forget about. You have to stay in practice. You never know when you will need to take up the pen again. TATA.
@karthi_88 (299)
• India
3 Feb 10
hi friend,i too use computer only to play and discuss in mylot friend.i use my pen every day and will always use my pen every day friend. have a nice day :)
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
3 Feb 10
Glad to hear that you are using your pen everyday. It is a good thing as you can never forget how to write in this case. Have a nice day. TATA.
@grakesh (88)
• India
2 Feb 10
I am a student studying in engineering. So i had lot of things to do workout with pen. I use computer regularly. But pen and paper plays a major role in my life. I should carry pen everyday. Otherwise work may stop in between. I am in India. We don't have much technology to do everything with laptop. So using pen is must for me.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
Using that pen, is not only a must for you, but very good as well. You keep in practise with it. TATA.
• India
2 Feb 10
Hi saphrina, Though i use computers at office as well as home i still use pens for signing the documents though we type and take the printout of the letters or any other documents but still i have to sign it using a pen. Have a great day.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
Why not write some of the documents by hand? It will be very good exercise. TATA.
@Reedshao (24)
2 Feb 10
In china there is a proverb"A bad pencil is better than good memory".I use a computer in my job,but I still use my pen to write something down so that I can remember the information I get while I am working.I use my pen almost during my weekday.I really found a pen very very useful to remember sth,even you have a computer.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
I definately agree. TATA.
@tanchyka (213)
• Slovenia
2 Feb 10
In my country we don't use computers at school so I use pens to make notes. I also use pens at home to write anything for school since everything has to be handwritten. I only use my laptop at home but I only use it for facebook and watching tv shows. I think people should still use pens, write notes and letters because what is written on paper stays there forever (or at least for a few years), while things we write on the computer can be easily lost.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
I am so glad to hear that you use pens at school. I hope it will stay that way. TATA.
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
I love using pens when writing down notes during lecture. It makes me feel connected to the notes I'm writing rather than typing in the laptop. I love the act of writing because of the personal feel it gives that's why when I write cards, more than writing it came from me, I also write a small note or quote to make it more from mine.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
I agree, it makes it feel more personal. TATA.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
2 Feb 10
i have long time not to use pen.since graduating from school.i always am busy at my work and have no chance to study.so i dont use pen to write homework.somtimes i forget how to write words.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
You better get that pen and start writing my girl. You just have to keep up, whether you like it or not. TATA.
@rsa101 (28290)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
Well not all of my work is still computer dependent. I think that pens will be around for another decade or so. Their used is still very important in our daily life.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
At least they are still used in schools daily. TATA.
@kyel_11 (1069)
• Philippines
2 Feb 10
yes i'm still using pen but not too often. my work is computer-related so most of the time i am just in front of a computer. when i need to note something, i used pen. when i need to fill up forms, i also used pen. when i'm in the mood to write something else, i used pen. that's the uses of pen for me... it's still very helpful :)
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
To still use pens is helpfull. Computers cannot do everything or us. TATA.
@LadyBoss (253)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I love pens !!! ii really dont like pencils...my little sister actually has a pen collection.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
Good for both of you. You enjoy those pens. TATA.
@edu4625 (188)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I use the computer almost everyday but I still need a pen. I like to write and I prefer to do it on the computer because I can write faster but this doesn't stop me from using a pen. I use a pen for numerous reasons throughout a day and I feel quite lost without one. The computer is an important piece of technology in our lives but I hope it will never eliminate the use of pens and writing.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
I hope not, either. As long as you use them and enjoy it at the same time, that's good. TATA.
• United States
2 Feb 10
I use pens allll the time. I couldn't live without them. I'm a designer and I love to sketch ideas down. So I constantly have pens, pencils, markers, and of course a sketchbook on me at all times.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
2 Feb 10
At least one so far, who has to use pens and pencils everyday. Good for you. Enjoy. TATA.