For hundreds of years, paper was the gold standard of written communication. Anything you needed to record or remember, from love letters to receipts, was printed on paper.
Paper persists because it’s easier to print a receipt than get a customer to enter their email address. Paper persists because an emailed love letter doesn’t have the same meaning. Paper persists because, even in a digital world, paper is still useful.
The power of context
This discovery of digital context changed the way I interacted with my devices. I began to search for ways to put digital in its place, to make space for myself to exist outside of it, on my own.