I'm old school...
Before computers, word processors, typewriters, and even before I was allowed to use a pen in school - there was the pencil. Everything was done in pencil. We weren't allowed to use a pen in school until you mastered penmanship... I think somewhere around 3rd or 4th grade.
We used to have competitions in school to see who could use the shortest pencil.
The good old #2 lead pencil.
When was the last time you used one?