I went through a phase in the late 1990s when my notebook obsession was relatively dormant, because my lust for handheld data receptacles of a certain size and shape had displaced itself onto the Palm Pilot and its various descendents. PDAs were my addiction then: I bought (and resold) about 15 different models over about 10 years, and there’s probably no website that was more responsible for stoking my techno-desires than The Gadgeteer, Julie Streitelmeier’s excellent gadget review blog. In recent years, Palm has faded and though I love my iPhone, I have never been quite as “into it” as I was with Palm devices. I went back to being more excited by paper, but I still keep an eye out for what Julie and her team of writers are reviewing, and I was thrilled to see that the “gadgets” that Julie loves include notebooks! Check out this stash:
I’m currently obsessed with trying to find a perfect way to keep a daily journal on my iPhone, iPad or good old paper. I think paper is going to win the battle, but I’m not sure buying a bazillion notebooks is helping. In the process, I’ve become a notebook addict…
Yup, she’s a notebook addict!
If even committed technophiles can’t resist the call of notebooks, I think there’s still hope that pen, pencil and paper will survive whatever new digital innovations arise! So glad you posted this, Julie– I always knew you were a kindred spirit!
Read more at Julie’s Gadget Diary 11-20-11 — The Gadgeteer.