I just realized something.
People tell me I talk too fast. Whenever I hand write something it comes out like chicken scratch and my hand ends up fatiguing way too quickly. It takes me forever to type a text message that says “ok sounds good”, even if I use T9. But I never have that problem when I type. My hands can keep up with my brain. As fast as I can think, I can communicate. I’m not slowed down by the medium I’m using to communicate.
That brings up some interesting questions. What would I do if I was born 50 years earlier and my main form of business communication (probably) couldn’t be typing? Would I have to force my brain to think slower? How much productivity has been gained simply due to this phenomenon? Surely if I can move from thought to thought faster while typing, others must be the same….right?