As a writer, the only reason I ever got that first computer was because it was far more efficient than a typewriter, and certainly more readable than my own handwriting. The sheer volume of what I’ve turned out over the years would be impossible for me to manage on paper. Add to that all the stuff written by others that I wanted to save, and it boggles the mind. Still, most of what I’ve written is read by others on paper. That means I have to translate my electronic files into readable paper copies. That first computer would have been nearly useless to me without the attached printer.