A new study from the University of Tokyo concludes that writing with a stylus or typing on a touchscreen keyboard just isn’t the same as handwriting. “Our take-home message is to use paper notebooks for information you need to learn or memorize,” noted coauthor Kuniyoshi Sakai, a neuroscientist at the University of Tokyo.
As kind of a counter balance to Shawn’s post below. It this doesn’t have to be an either or thing. Every tool has its proper use. Digital may be the right choice for some things. Paper for others.