Something I've noticed, which is alternately an advantage or a disadvantage of typing vs. writing by hand:
I'm a speedy typist and a plodding thinker, which balances out to a point where I type at roughly the same speed as I think.
On the bonus side: typing and thinking at the same pace means that those pesky thoughts don't fall out of my sieve-like brain and disappear into the ether. Look! I wrote it down! Now I remember what we were talking about! Let's discuss it shall we?
On the meh-not-really-that-great side: When I'm writing things by hand, I actually have to think about my words before I write them down. It could be argued that my ideas are a little more...logical. And well put. And linear? With the typing, I'm not gonna say always, but I MAYBE, SOMETIMES get a little tangential with my thinking...
Hey! Speaking of writing and thinking at the same time, do you know what I was thinking about this morning? I'm not really a fan of fingerless hobo mittens because I'm not a hobo, and when I was in high school I didn't shove my thumbs through holes in my sweatshirt sleeves or listen Nine Inch Nails AND I wasn't a dirty hippie, so I also don't fall into any of the non-homeless fingerless glove style categories. But! When it's cold enough for gloves/mittens? Having an iPod Touch SUCKS ROYALLY. You have to get your hand all naked and cold in order to play your Sudoku at the bus stop. And then your fingers are blue and you're all inaccurate with your touch screen and then it's like NO NO NO that's NOT where I said I wanted the 9 to go, there's ALREADY a 9 in that row. Not that that happened this morning or anything (this wintry, 32 degree morning).
I am thus officially on the lookout for a cute pair, possibly the kind with the button-over mitten flap? My knitting skills are positively not advanced enough for this project.