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why carry a notepad???

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by renzo1320, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. jml90

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    Sometimes I need to make small notes of people's names or things that happened that are of no importance to me outside of work.
     
  2. Sanjuro

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    I can sketch designs for my work on a notepad. Of course there are apps to do that too, but its much more intuitive to just open to a page and start drawing. Also, notepads don't run out of batteries.
     
  3. TransportJockey

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    I only carry one on duty, and mainly just use it to write down dispatch info as it comes across the radio
     
  4. Neiljc

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    I carry one because I enjoy jotting down little notes and reminders that seem too long to type out on a smartphone, but I also enjoy using my phone for quick notes here and there. I use both from time to time. I enjoy have the ability to choose from both when I want, but simply put, I carry it a notebook simply because I prefer to do so
     
  5. Faynard

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    +1.
    But seriously, I have begun to carry one lately for work. I had a rude awakening when my manager caught me writing something on my hand, and told me (not in so many words, of course) never to do it again. Since then I carry a cheap little composition notebook in my left pocket. Works great for work - taking orders, and for slowly making lists of things to get when I go downstairs to the kitchen (our elevator takes FOREVER so we need to maximize each trip, especially on busy days). I even carry one on my off days, just because I've found it to be so useful.

    Also +1: not having a smart-phone, tearing off pages for others, and times when it is inconvenient, impossible, or rude to whip out a smart-phone.
     
  6. jarguez

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    Because WE LIKE to feel the paper, writing and reading!!
     
  7. mauiblue

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    I've gotten many great ideas of EDC items from this forum and never thought of carrying a notepad until I came across this specific forum (Pens and Pencils and Paper). I've read about Moleskine and order a Plain Notebook (unruled). I just received it today. I actually wanted a ruled version but made an error when I ordered it. But when I thought about it, ruled or unruled, this notebook will be great just for jotting down notes, phone numbers, etc. I am getting a ruled version to use to journal though. As for the Plain Notebook, I am looking forward using it as a companion to my android smartphone.
     
  8. bltkmt

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    Based on reading this forum, I have carried a small Moleskin Volant in my back pocket for 2 years now (in a cool leather cover from Renaissance Arts). However, I will admit that I have only used it maybe once or twice in that 2 year span. It is kind of neat to think that I have it, but in reality a waste of space for me.
     
  9. Max Archer

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    You can pry my iPhone from my cold, dead hands, but if I actually want to get anything written down before then, scrawling on paper is the faster option.

    The other thing is that as a beat journalist, which I sort of was for a while and might be at some point again, you learn pretty quickly that people react a lot better to a paper notepad than to taking interview notes on a phone (makes you look unprofessional) or a voice recorder (being recorded really weirds people out). There are also the aforementioned points about being able to draw diagrams and stuff.
     
  10. fast14riot

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    Because you can't accuse someone of not paying attention, or playing on facebook with a pen and paper. Also for me I get a lot of job changes over the phone. Trying to put notes into my phone while talking on the phone isn't always easy. Yes I have a smartphone (samsung epic 4G), but still carry a moleskin and a clipboard to job sites. I also keep a pocket mod or three in my hip pocket. Makes lunch orders for the crew easier if I can just pass it around and they wrte what they want.


    -Xander
     
  11. Standeck

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    Because my BlackBerry has a password and jotting a note is faster and the note is there in front of me as a reminder every time I open the notepad. Also the 15 year old Waterford notepad I carry holds a Rhodia No. 11 pad perfectly, keeps cards, receipts, photos etc. handy and allows me a chance to use one of my fountain pens. Which makes me happy!