i recently had to complete a persuasive composition essay. my topic: the typewriter vs. the computer. personally, i have always prefered the typewriter. when i was seven i received my first typewriter (which i promptly named ernest, after my favorite author ernest hemmingway) and fell in love with it. Two years later, my household aquired its first computer. To be, it didn't offer the imaginative process that the typewriter did. Once you deleted something (versus crossing it out) it was hopelessly lost in cyberspace. but i still like to write with a good old pen whenever i get the chance so i thought it would be interesting to view some of this site's feedback on the issue. which one do you prefer? is there a difference between the two when it comes to writing?