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Old 25 June 2019, 07:59
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Take notes with pen and paper, not your laptop

Rehabilitation specialists and neurologists taught me this years ago while recovering from a TBI at Walter Reed. Note taking with a pen and paper is superior.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...with-a-laptop/
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Old 25 June 2019, 08:01
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I'm old school and still do this...I also recently saw that people are growing fucking horns on their skull from cell phone usage...no shit, a fucking horn.
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Old 25 June 2019, 08:08
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I've always used a notebook and 3x5 cards.

As CV noted, cognitive skills are more engaged and it's healthier, plus I actually do the things in my notes instead of sending around pretend work emails like most everyone does in corporate environment.
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Old 25 June 2019, 08:27
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Instead, they listen, digest, and summarize so that they can succinctly capture the essence of the information.
Solid gold right there. Also, there's a distraction factor with a laptop that a notepad doesn't have.

I admit I take notes electronically and it seems to work fairly well for me. However, when I do take hand notes and then later transcribe them, I seem to be able to add more context in the transfer because I remember nuances that I missed while writing during the meeting.
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Old 25 June 2019, 08:38
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I like "Tech" but it isn't the answer to everything. I couldn't imagine taking notes on a device. I also can't fathom reading a "book" on a Kindle.
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Old 25 June 2019, 08:44
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I like "Tech" but it isn't the answer to everything. I couldn't imagine taking notes on a device. I also can't fathom reading a "book" on a Kindle.
I find it a lot easier to turn pages, get comfortable, and biggest reason is when I travel I don't have to carry the weight of a bunch of books.
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Old 25 June 2019, 08:45
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I'm old school and still do this...I also recently saw that people are growing fucking horns on their skull from cell phone usage...no shit, a fucking horn.
If you get beyond the headlines, they have zero evidence of the cause and the study didn't even make the inference that cell phone use was causing it.
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Old 25 June 2019, 08:48
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I was told that the brain processes and stores information in deliberate processes, and the more of them you use, the better off you'll be. Some of you met me a few months post-TBI, and know how terrible things appeared. These processes helped immensely. I can't recommend them enough.

Example, you meet someone and want to remember their name. Here are the ways your brain with associate, and process you ability to remember. The more you use, the better you are.
  1. Listen > You hear their name. Your brain uses auditory functions to store.
  2. Look > You see the person's mouth say their name. Visual spatial activity reenforces what you heard
  3. Touch > Shake their hand, fist bump, or wave. You are using motor-skills that are now mapped to auditory and visual input
  4. Speak > Repeat their name back to them. You are now recalling their name and saying it with your own voice. You also restore and process their name by hearing it with your own voice.
If you then write their name down, you're adding three additional pathways.

Ever mumble to yourself when you're trying to remember something? That's your brains way of trying to enact the above. Etc...
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I'm the sticky note king lol. I write notes all the time need to do that with phone numbers.
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Old 25 June 2019, 09:29
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Old 25 June 2019, 09:32
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I not only still take physical notes, but I still actually use a calendar and planner rather than my phone and reminders. People used to pick on me at the office because I didn't use my phone for dates and things, but, my calendar never failed me.
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I also use paper calendars, and small tablets. On the job, I had special forms I made up to take notes at crash scenes and crime scenes. There were a few that used digital tablets to do this, but when they go tits up, all that stuff is lost.
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Old 25 June 2019, 09:56
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Note to self... Mingo is horny.
Well...yeah.
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I’ve been doing consulting and IT for decades. Was chastised for using my Office Depot Professional Writing Pad recently instead of my laptop and Office OneNote. Literally have dozens of notepads from years past. Told the team I’m old school and have no problem using OneNote but will transfer my notes and any other critical info afterwards.
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Old 25 June 2019, 10:30
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I have been in sales for 25 years and I used to use legal pads, but that just became a mess. So about 12 years ago I started using Cambridge notebooks to keep all my notes. I keep them for a few years after they are full and have retrieved info from the old ones more than a few times. I place a note on the inside cover that I will pay $50 if it is returned to me in case I lose it because the info is pretty important to me.
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Old 25 June 2019, 10:36
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Oh, for the days when a company OPORD could be done with about two written pages and a sand table.

I still use a paper calendar also, but have gotten on board with almost all forms of e-banking for transactions and records.
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Old 25 June 2019, 11:09
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I tried taking handwritten notes on a digital tablet, and then saving that file to CRM.

If Salesforce or someone made a written note integration that removed the need to go through the dance of importing a PDF and just had direct note taking windows for tablets, it would be huge.

Working with large global teams with shitty data hygiene is always fun.

I ended up going back to my default, which is a hard bound ledger, legal sized.
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Old 25 June 2019, 11:17
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I still take hand written notes. I fel like I retain the information better that way. I tried taking notes on my laptop in school one time and it just didn't work for me.

I do read books on my Kindle, though.
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Old 25 June 2019, 12:02
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Plus you don’t have to worry about your notepad having a dead battery or taking a shit on you. I took a class a few years ago and tried to use my iPad to take notes. Half of them just disappeared one day.
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I've always used a notebook and 3x5 cards.

As CV noted, cognitive skills are more engaged and it's healthier, plus I actually do the things in my notes instead of sending around pretend work emails like most everyone does in corporate environment.
Ditto
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