the more things change, the more they stay the same... So after half a century of amazing progress in computing technology, the latest device from the biggest company in the world is celebrated for having what? Virtual reality? 3D Touch? Next generation AI? No... We are all amazed by a pencil. It is something we already do every day with real pencils and paper. It is hard not to emphasise the humour in it. The reason the Apple Pencil is so amazing apparently is because it is uncannily similar to a REAL PENCIL. Samsung and MS have styli that are good, but not quite as good. They do the job, but Apple took it next level. So all this progress, just to do handwriting on a tablet. What are the benefits? Personally I don't believe that handwriting has any long term benefits over typing. Apparently there was research done that indicated handwriting supports better memory storage of information. I don't believe that is true. The new generation I believe are mostly typing. Will we still need handwriting in the future? Is handwriting essential for maths and science? Is there any way to not use handwriting for mathematical notes? But okay, enough of that waffle. My main question is, what are the pros and cons of a paper handwritten notebook over a handwritten notebook on the iPad Pro?