Writing today is much different than was writing in the past. Have you ever noticed the level of penmanship that people displayed in the past compared to the level of penmanship displayed today? Even me, as someone that has always enjoyed writing, had great penmanship in the past, which all went downhill once I started using the computer. The results were almost immediately noticeable, but the writing itself was still legible.
Fast forward to a few years later, actually many years later, when I became an online writer and did not have to write anything by hand ever. The writing was nothing short of awful, barely readable, and this was the sheer result of not having to write anything by hand.
Writing has changed in virtually every way due to the advent of the Internet. Now we can not only write physically in much quicker time and with much fewer hand cramps, but we can change the way in which we share our information with the rest of the world. In weighing the pros and cons, it becomes clear that there is a definite trade-off between the two, wherein the world may be less physical, but information can be transmitted much quicker.
I have heard from many people that the digital age is a bit obnoxious, but I find that while it has its drawbacks, there are many more ways that allow us to be connected. Both the tangible and intangible aspects of writing are important, and we live in a world where perhaps sacrificing one strengthens the other.