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Friday September 27, 2002
06:54 PM

More support for lo-tech!

[ #8065 ]

I've been getting a fair bit of mileage out of the various notepads and tablets that I've collected at past OSCONS. Lots of pencil-and-paper design work, and these pads have been readily at hand.

But I do think it would be keen if the tablets were narrow-ruled instead of the usual wide-ruling. I write small, sometimes really small (depending on how intently I'm concentrating-- the more intent, the smaller the text). And lately, I've been writing two lines of text per rules line on the pad, because it's easier than having my notes appear to be double-spaced.

Just a thought.


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  • I've always liked to do pencil and paper design work. I am vaguely unsatisfied with it, though.

    For one, my hand writing is atrocious. I sometimes can't read what I've written later. Another is that I've never had a good Engineering Notebook discipline that allows me to save the best stuff for review later. The scraps always get lost and I inevitably find myself revisiting issues that I'd previously thought about and come to some conclusions about that I have to rediscover.

    I always felt like I'd be mor