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Feedback: Why type when you can write?

Feedback: Why type when you can write?

Buried within Laila Lalami’s entertaining essay [“The Power of Procrastination,” June 24] are the words “the blank screen.” Therein lies her problem. For years,  well-intentioned friends have urged me to use a computer instead of writing longhand on yellow lined paper, because, they say, “it is faster.” That’s why I don’t do it. I want to savor each word, shape each sentence and luxuriate in the sound of my writing. Tomorrow, may I suggest, Lalami might like to return to the way the majority of us continue to write -- with...

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