Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Making The Switch

I just Switched - no, not between Windows and Mac, or Emacs and vi. From a clipped set of note cards back to a spiral notepad.

The note cards were a worthy experiment, but at the end of the day, not as useful as a notepad.

Two reasons finally pushed me back to a pad. First, I really missed the archival nature of notepads. With the index cards I found myself constantly pruning my stack of notes, which means that there were some notes and scribbling I lost. A notepad tends to get filled and archived.

The bigger reason to switch was that I found it just a bit to tricky to flip between a clean writing surface and previous notes. It involved me unclipping and re-clipping the stack, which was a handful.

Two aspects of the cards I really liked was their heavier stock and the fact that they weren't ruled. Because of this, I found them easier to sketch and diagram on.

What I'd love to find is a small (A7 size) sketchpad friendly notepad with say 70 sheets in it. And I'd like this mythical notepad to be nice and cheap too. Any suggestions?

--Ben

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