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Paper Users Waste Everyone's Time, Duh

Alexandra Samuel at Harvard Business Review’s “Blog Network:”

I knew right away, when you walked in here with a paper notebook — a paper notebook! — I realized that this meeting was not going to be a good use of our time.

You’d make better use of your time if you took your notes in digital form, ideally in an access-anywhere digital notebook like Evernote that makes retrieval a snap. If you had that, I could shoot you the link of the book I want you to read, or the contact card of the person you want to meet. And if you planned to act any of the ideas or outcomes from this meeting, you would want to pop the follow-up tasks into your task management program.

There’s got to be a reason Samuel hates paper-carriers so much. What could it be?

(Disclaimer: I am an Evernote Ambassador, which means I’m endorsed by Evernote as an expert on their tool. Evernote has also included my book in its Evernote Trunk program. I’m not employed by Evernote, nor have I received any financial consideration for this post.)

There it is. I like Evernote, but man, douchey blog posts about it are annoying.