I've struggled a long time with trying to come up with the perfect solution for tracking my Things To Do. For the last several months I've tried to use a physical notepad and small pen in my back pocket, but that's literally turning into a pain in the ass. Here are my requirements for a digital system:

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§521 · February 16, 2009 · Google, Life, Technology · 3 comments · Tags: , ,

How do you take notes? Here's my list of techniques in order of preference using a heuristic which is some function of efficiency, persistence, and privacy:

  • Full-finger-typing on a regular-size keyboard
  • Writing with a pen/pencil on paper
  • Thumb-typing on a small QWERTY keyboard
  • Stylus recognition on a touchscreen
  • Voice notes
  • Scoring the flesh of my forearm in Morse Code with a rusty Bowie knife
  • Typing with one thumb on my phone's number keypad

Which one do you use? Guess which one I use...

§491 · August 21, 2008 · Life, Questions · 6 comments · Tags: