Originally Posted by Doctor David
The reason we used pencils and pens isn't because fingers weren't as good. We used pens and pencils because neither ink nor graphite comes out of our finger tips to write on dead trees.
No. There are finger paints, after all.
We write with pens because they are more precise. I don't know if you've ever attempted to "write" anything with your finger on an iPad, but it is exceedingly difficult.
On another note, the Mac vs. PC ads were just as smug and stupid. I'm glad they're over and don't specifically like the Samsung ads either. When Apple or Samsung/whoever go for an "emotional" angle they are reaching for the masses, who generally don't do research and just buy whatever crap catches their eye (yes, Apple absolutely does this too.) I feel like the Fantards (Apple or Android) make up an extremely small subset of the mobile market, and even that subset seems to be less concerned with performance and perhaps just swayed by a different sort of emotional manipulation. Anyway, the informed buyer is an outlier, was all I'd meant to suggest.
I feel like the stylus would be good for writing Cantonese/Mandarin specifically, and that isn't necessarily a small demographic, although there are input methods that are more efficient than "writing" them with a fat feckless finger OR marginally more precise stylus/"pen."