| Engineers still prefer pencil and paper
According to a recent international survey carried out for and on behalf of Maplesoft, most mathematicians are still likely to carry out calculations using traditional pencil and paper, rather than dedicated software. On a daily basis, respondents turn to notepads and calculators more frequently than any other tool for mathematical tasks. However, the same survey also revealed this community largely considers its field of work and study to be 'fully modern' and 'taking full advantage of modern tools and technology.'
Excerpt taken from, “Engineers still prefer pencil and paper”, Scientific Computing World, June 2006.
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