Is the medium the message? Is the quality of thinking tied to the means?
I read the Neil Postman in the 1990s & ever since have been apprehensive about the power of the visual - & of sound - to move/sway/mobilise audiences so much more than the read word. It used to horrify me slightly going to the cinema. I used to feel the Nuremberg rallies weren’t far away. I still fear immersive cinematic experience slightly. I think of Brave New World.
I also still take longhand notes when I’m reading seriously.
My children did the International Baccalaureate (we’re overseas), and all IB exams are still with pen & paper. They complained, but I think they found it satisfying.