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Posted Monday, January 30, 2012 10:14 PM
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I use too a mix of paper/keyboard when possible. If I need to pay attention to what is said then use paper and pencil, if we are more on a question/answer conversation then I will use the keyboard and take more elaborated notes. I use too bullet oriented notes with highlights, arrows and drawings to emphasize the main task/question/note.
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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:58 AM
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A mix of paper and keyboard. I find it annoying to move around portable computers because they are not all that portable.. Writing on paper on the other hand is tricky and hard, sometimes I can not see what I've written and most of the time, it was of no use in the end. Short bullets are the way to go thou.
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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1:20 AM


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I thought the new Samsung Galaxy NOTE seems to be good.

It comes with a stylus which we could use on its 5.3 inch display.

Check this out: NOTE

We could take notes and save it.


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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1:25 AM
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As an oldie from the pre-PC generation it's paper and pen every time as it's the way I came through school and university. I couldn't type notes and still watch and follow the lecturer.
On courses I take lots of notes even when it's in a textbook, as I like it in my own words and all together. I keep an A4 hardback spiral bound notebook just for course notes and do refer back to it even after a couple of years.

And I hate cheap scratchy biros that stop working as the ball jams so it has to be one that flows properly and is comfortable to hold.
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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 1:35 AM
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I use pen and paper. Whenever I keep notes on a computer, I keep on forgetting where I saved them.
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Pen and paper. After a meeting - once I've woken from the coma the meeting no doubt induced - I like to type up the notes. Usually, I type them into Outlook tasks or a Word/Excel doc depending on the project. Then: DESTROY THE PAPER! I don't destroy the pen though, I might need that again later.
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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:30 AM
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I use a Papermate non stop pencil (HB) & A5 lined spiral-bound pad (though I'm thinking of upgrading to A4 non-lined... go me!).

I find pencil much smoother to write with and being able to cleanly edit my notes without losing page real estate to scribbling out is always a bonus. I also just write on the facing page; when I reach the back of the pad, I turn it over and work back to the front.

If I use a biro/fountain pen, the ink bleeds through the paper, wasting perfectly viable space on the reverse of the page!
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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2:31 AM


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It's pen & paper for me. I carry a notebook/diary that lists the day's tasks and on the adjacent page, I note down my own time log. During meetings, notes are taken and based on the action items (either I have to execute one or follow-up on one), an entry is made on the respective date. Detailed notes are little callouts.

In case I need to E-mail the notes over to a group of people or in case a lot of the discussion is technical discussion over a phone, then I use the notepad application to take down notes. After the meeting, I translate them into my notebook/diary.


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Pen and paper all the way - like all good chicken scratch it usually expires after 24 hours, and has no hope of being deciphered ever again, so I'd best write it up quick if I'm going to.
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