If one thing is certain about technology, it’s that future generations will look back and laugh at how our “hot technologies” were prehistoric and silly. That probably includes the iPad and iPhone, which most consider to have revolutionized human-computer interaction via touch screens.
However, I predict another certainty: that amidst constant innovation in human-computer interaction, the value of written communication — old fashioned pen and paper — will only go up. The tactile, personal and handmade nature of a handwritten letter will become a Â more valuable tool as most of our communications digitize.Â That’s why I stress handwriting with my own kids.
But not everyone agrees, so we debated this hot topic on the Cast of Dads:
Episode 19: Why Write It, When You Can Touch It?
Topics discussed on this episode:
- Wives mowing the lawn
- Thank You Notes
- Resurrection of hand written letters
- Teaching writing in school
- Dragon Dictation
- Dodo Case (iPad case that look like a Moleskine notebook)
- Paper vs. Digital Note Taking
- Gesture based interactions
- Minority Report
- Quitting Facebook
- Kids social networks
- Keep Her Off the Pole
- The social commentary ofÂ WALL-E
- Netflix HD Streaming
- Home Gardening
- Investing in grills during a recession
- Building a fire pit
- Computers in kidâ€™s bedrooms
- Grandparents changing the rules
- Becoming a Grandfather
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Cast of Dads is a group of podcasting and blogging dads who gather to gab about fatherhood.Â The cast of dads includesÂ C.C. Chapman,Â Jeffrey Sass,Â Max Kalehoff,Â Michael Sheehan, andÂ Brad Powell, who collectively represent 13 kids from the youngest of babies to full grown adults. Each of them brings a unique perspective to being a father.