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I've replaced my pen/pencil usage during work by about 99%.
For quick bits such as jotting down info from a voice mail, I pull up notepad and type the relevant details like numbers, then delete it after the fact.
In meetings, I have a 13" HP Spectre x360 convertable, digital pen, and OneNote for taking notes. I don't use the handwriting to text feature, better than it used to be but still completely useless. Previously used paper and pen to do the same but I never copied them into any digital format so organizing them for future use didn't happen and after a dozen pads of paper it was a stack of unsearchable data.
For information recall and parsing out the useless details, I personally find it is better to hand write notes instead of typing them. Many of the studies being conducted on memory retention back me up.
Shopping Lists, phone numbers, other real-life content:
To begin with, it's much more portable. Actually, that's pretty much good enough!
Some development stuff, too. I've tried to make text-editor checklists and stuff, but so far they seem to just persist endlessly in the editor, where I have to decide whether to keep them or not, and if I do keep them (=save file), where, so I don't end up with a shyte-load of old scrap files.
One problem, however, is it's hard to keep cleaning the marker off of my monitors.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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Last year the bank gave away a box of pencils to everyone, so many of the young whipper snappers insist on using their laptop I ended up with 10 boxes of pencils. So yes I use paper and pencil (no clicking either).
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
I have just made a classic office mistake. I lifted my chair up to get it out the way a was met with a sound that can be best described as a worrying clicking sound. That generally means something is moving and the release for it will be hidden. So now I am sitting on a chair that was comfortable and now isn't looking fruitlessly for some online instructions on how to adjust the darn thing. .
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