Wray Herbert, writing at Psychological Science, notes,
Apparently there is something about typing that leads to mindless processing. And there is something about ink and paper that prompts students to go beyond merely hearing and recording new information — and instead to process and reframe information in their own words…
Key: if you want to remember something, write it by hand.
The computer's fast; maybe too fast. There's something about paper and ink which makes you more focused, and creative.