Ditch the keyboard

Your well-being can be put at risk if you continue to use a computer keyboard.

Ogunranti Adebayo Moses
2 min readNov 7, 2021
photo credit to Infralist-com

The electronic keyboard is unquestionably a breakthrough in text input technology and a nice one at that.

However, the electronic keyboard locks our brains in an ‘A-S-D-F-G-H-J-K-L-;’ arrangement, which is a problem. Because good typing does not necessitate innovation, the human brain self-stifles.

212 wpm, or 41.4 words per minute, is the quickest a human has ever typed on a keyboard. It’s impossible for the human brain to expand or come up with new ideas at that altitude. What’s going on? There is no need to be a genius to type on the keyboard!

However, handwriting causes you to exercise your brain so frequently that it stimulates your conceptualization level and enhances your cognitive abilities.

The reticular activating system in the base of the brain is activated when you write something down using a pen and paper. As the brain’s filter, the RAS devotes more attention to what you’re now focusing on than other information.

Because you have to think about the final appearance of your work at every step of the writing process, this practice helps you hone your creative abilities.
Do yourself a favor and try handwriting the next time you need to document something!

(a reference to neuro-relay)



Ogunranti Adebayo Moses

I’m Moses. And I admire people and communities. Aside from the everyday startup development, writing is how I help more people.