The artistic soul of the craft still lives in the tools of old, which take practice to master, like a painter with his brush and palette. The life-blood of tradition should not die, simply because the world seems to think that hurry-hurry-hurry is the goal. Technology harbors laziness, makes it easier to create crap. This is one reason the market is flooded with waste. Don’t get me wrong, technology works for those who know, and already feel the soul. Beginners should know the history, and practice with the tools; it will make them better writers. Easy … is not always better … only faster. Say what you will. Get defensive. I’m not afraid. I’m quite opinionated when it comes to keeping tradition alive.