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Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones? 4964

No Life Club Posts: 4,117 "Survival must be earned"-Klingon Proverb
Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:24:46 AM »
Pirates vs. Ninjas was getting old anyway :whistle:


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 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 02:39:33 AM »
Lol. Taking down quick note is still faster on a notebook, and drawing something on phone screen with fat finger is imprecise at best, but unfortunately I don't always have pocket space for both.
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 02:42:05 AM »
Plus the batteries in my notebook rarely run down.  :D

Def

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 02:47:56 AM »
I use a Moleskine pocket notebook.  I still use one of those old fashioned "flip open" cellphones
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 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 03:33:06 AM »
I like the Rite in the Rain products with a Fisher Bullet. I emailed Fisher about the new type of stylus and the rep told me they were unveiling at the turn of the year sometime.


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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 03:41:32 AM »
Fisher bullet with hidden capacitive stylus hidden on the other end, now that I would buy one.
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 04:14:44 AM »
For the actual writing, I used the Pilot G2(07 fine) pens.  Nice, smooth, crisp, visible lines.  And last a long time :woohoo:

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 09:34:35 AM »
I've been using Pilot VBall Grip (05) for the last little while...

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 02:05:06 AM »
And if you want to tweek your notebook into a PDA
http://artofmanliness.com/2009/04/27/how-to-make-a-moleskine-pda/

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,964 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2012, 02:57:07 AM »
I like the Rite in the Rain products with a Fisher Bullet. I emailed Fisher about the new type of stylus and the rep told me they were unveiling at the turn of the year sometime.

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That is exactly the setup I use at work.  I stick to 4x5 spiral top Rite in the Rain books and I have two Fisher Bullets.  I recently replaced the cartridge in one of them (both were dead) with blue instead of black ink and I'm finding it a bit of an adjustment since I always use black ink.  I bought blue this time as it was the only replacement cartridge at Staples and I feel naked without my Bullet pen.

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Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2012, 03:45:47 AM »
I'm the same way Grant with my Bullet. We always used black ink in the military so it would feel too weird to do blue or any other color for that matter.


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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2012, 04:32:33 PM »
I always used black ink- when I was in school they drummed black ink into as as the more "official" or "professional" option and that blue ink was for amateurs.  We were told that lawyers didn't pay any attention to blue ink and that it undermined your credibility from the get go.

I know full well that these are pretty pointless ideas but they stuck with me.  Then my current job reinforced it as I work for a man named Jeff who has taken over the family business from his father David.  Davis always insisted on black ink because it showed up better in faxes and photocopies.  Jeff preferred blue ink because he could always tell the difference between the original (signatures in blue) and photocopies (in black), but time and technology has rendered both of those points pretty well moot as most photocopiers, scanners and fax machines all print in full color.

However, if you do something long enough it becomes ingrained into you, and black ink has always been my preference.  However, other pens don't seem to cut it for me so I had to get my Bullets back up and running, so I got blue.

I can't wait until I manage to kill and replace this cartridge though...
 
Def

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012, 10:11:21 PM »
Bah, black or blue, I'm using purple ink in my Lamy right now. At one of the old jobs I was using orange ink and it's completely invisible in photocopies (machine uses green light), was pretty funny.
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 09:43:27 PM »
I just started carrying a pocket note book a couple of months ago. I really enjoy having one place to write down thoughts and anything important that happens through out the day.  I started with Moleskine Cahier note pads and then picked up some Field Notes books and I recently made leather cover book for the notebooks.














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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2012, 10:14:41 PM »
Nice looming notebook cover!

Def

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2012, 10:41:23 PM »
VERY nice cover, and I only use my phone for calender events. Paper and pen for me, due to getting them free fromwork and I am to cheap to buy a moleskin

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2012, 11:28:12 PM »
I carry a Fisher Stowaway in my wallet, along with a tiny notepad that came out of a Christmas cracker  :D



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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2012, 06:37:35 AM »
I carry a small paper notebook pretty much every day.  I find it's a great way to quickly jot down phone numbers and stuff.  I like my phone for more *permanent* notes, but for quick stuff I use a paper pad and either my fisher bullet space pen(with BLACK ink  :D ) or my zebra f401. 

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2012, 01:26:01 PM »
Definatly paper ,by time i get my I-Phone out and get to the note app I have forgotten what i was supposed to write! Write in the rain pad and tactical pen for me
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2012, 05:11:57 PM »
I would consider using my smartphone for a lot more of my note taking but the damn battery barely lasts a day as it is.

Def

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2012, 07:34:40 PM »
i use my phone - I'd rather use a note pad but its finding one small enough that i like



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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2012, 08:06:35 PM »
i use my phone - I'd rather use a note pad but its finding one small enough that i like




http://www.moleskine.com/us/

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 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2012, 09:24:39 AM »
i use my phone - I'd rather use a note pad but its finding one small enough that i like




http://www.moleskine.com/us/

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 01:29:36 AM »
I would consider using my smartphone for a lot more of my note taking but the damn battery barely lasts a day as it is.

Def

Can you get a bigger battery? I upgraded from stock 1650 mah to 2000 (OEM, which is how the phone should've came to begin with), and very happy with the extra juice.
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 09:21:15 AM »
I have a Samsung GS3, and despite it's huge mah rating it still only lasts about 14 hours.  That could be due in part to the crappy signal we have throughout the majority of Montana, so I guess it's not the phone's fault.  We have 4G, it seems only two city blocks receive it but we do have it!

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 01:00:40 PM »
I use a combination:
  • Plain cellphone with flip out keyboard for texting
  • Levenger Pen Pocket Briefcase for quick notes, or if I want to write down something down for somebody
  • And an iPod touch 4g for main note taking/writing. Thin and unobtrusive, fits unnoticed in any pocket. With Dropbox it backs up everything I write to the cloud, and sends a copy to every PC I own. Also, if I'm going to be taking a lot of notes, I'll bring a folding Bluetooth keyboard in my bag

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 07:47:25 PM »
That pocket briefcase makes my moleskine look like a bargain :whistle:

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2012, 10:17:45 PM »
That pocket briefcase makes my moleskine look like a bargain :whistle:

Yeah, but it is a one time purchase (except for the cards, they are $0.01 to $0.02 each)

To be honest, I could never bring myself to buy one at retail, I got this one trolling on eBay. It has someone else's initials on it, but for less than half the price of new, I'm happy.

I used to use pocket Moleskines, but sooner or later they would end up coming out of the clothes dryer as a hard little ball.
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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2012, 11:39:13 PM »
I would consider using my smartphone for a lot more of my note taking but the damn battery barely lasts a day as it is.

Def

Can you get a bigger battery? I upgraded from stock 1650 mah to 2000 (OEM, which is how the phone should've came to begin with), and very happy with the extra juice.

I have an extended battery for mine- it's twice the size of the stock battery and it's only barely enough.  I use my phone a lot.  With the stock battery I had to charge it at lunch or it wouldn't last beyond 3-4pm.  With the extended battery I'm good until about 7pm without charging it.

Of course I still plug it in every chance I get, just in case.  Sometimes my days get really long with no advance notice.

Def

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Re: Paper Notebooks vs Smartphones?
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2012, 02:45:19 AM »
Totally off topic but.............. Fisher finally made the bullet with a new type of stylus. It's in limited production currently, only $25 though. I started a thread on this in the break room forum I think........... or was it in this one  :think: :think: :think: Anywho, here's the link

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,41317.0.html


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