The tangible still matters
Wolfram won out over a session on this, but here are my ideas:
Obviously the Apple effect, placing the emphasis on well-crafted objects.
But you can see how that effect now informs competing products: Craftsmanship communicates potential and value.
For me the physical informs / drives my thought process. Capturing it by writing it down is a way to process it. Typing it and going back doesn't produce same intensity.