32 Reasons I Love Paper

Fussing with paper isn’t always great but I still love it. Here are 32 reasons to love paper. What are yours? I’ll add your additional ideas to the list and credit you.

  1. It doesn’t need wifi.
  2. It never has a low battery.
  3. It doesn’t try to e-mail itself to me.
  4. When my hands are full I can hold it between my teeth easily.
  5. Or stuff it in my back pocket and sit down.
  6. It’s always on.
  7. I can read what’s on it in bright sunlight.
  8. It doesn’t disturb my sleep cycles with blue light.
  9. It folds easily.
  10. It doesn’t ring in the middle of the night.
  11. It never says, “I’m sorry, I didn’t catch that.”
  12. It doesn’t track my location.
  13. It doesn’t need a password.
  14. It feels good to touch.
  15. It comes in all sizes from 1″ x 1″ to wall-sized.
  16. It can be rolled.
  17. You can glue things to it.
  18. You can cut it.
  19. You can throw it away.
  20. You can genuinely delete something by burning it.
  21. It flutters with the wind.
  22. You can drop it and it doesn’t break.
  23. You don’t have to have an app.
  24. Coffee mug rings mean something on paper.
  25. You can pass notes.
  26. It doesn’t report where you are.
  27. You don’t have to plug it in.
  28. It never offers to pay for something at random times.
  29. A blank sheet is an open invitation to doodle.
  30. You don’t have to turn it on.
  31. If it’s in book form it reminds you to read it by its physical presence.
  32. It’s a material that can be made to move at the speed of thought.