03 September 2005

The back-to-paper movement

The back-to-paper movement is gaining momentum. Take a look at the D*I*Y Planner: Paper, productivity & passion: "We are a community of people who see the value of paper as a medium for planning, productivity, creative expression, and exploring ideas. "

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6 comments:

Jane said...

Even though I have Outlook, Backpack and countless other types of organizing software available, I still like to make my daily to-do lists on a piece of paper. When I've completed a task, I find that it's much more satisfying to draw a line across a handwritten entry than it would be to click a checkbox.

dave said...

Well said Jane!

Step said...

Understand and agree, Jane, yet seeing how easily many people print and toss their way through reams of paper frustrates me (especially since my company doesn't participate in any recycling at all). Some of the new technology coming will really lend itself towards replacing paper in many realms, I think. There are tradeoffs, of course, but I believe most of those will be addressed. I.e. as tablet technology improves, and perhaps is integrated with the new organic displays that are being developed, you potentially could write out your to-do list and cross off items.

Anonymous said...

Does using a tablet PC count as going back to paper?

Only it is better than paper, every thing you write and draw can be captured and archived. Making it instantly searchable and shareable.

and you can still cross off your todos :-)

Chris said...

It's funny: I hate my PDA, but now use a PAD (personal analog device- a notePAD). I draw digital illustrations and photos, but people only mark my sketchbook drawings as favorites in Flickr.

I think the world is telling me to move back to paper. : )

Anonymous said...

I love paper and I love it to write. Further, using paper and a pencil allows me to think better. You have to know that I am a tool addict and have tested and used many, many software applications. I am ending up now to use Ultra Recall for the general knowledge management and paper and pencil for my daily planning and thinking.

Dominik