File this under “so close, and yet so far!”
This is the latest of many notebook related Kickstarter campaigns. But for once, I hope this doesn’t get funded! It’s a dumb idea, at least as it’s currently structured. They send you this nice quality notebook once a month, in a gorgeous selection of colors, and supposedly with nice thick paper. You send it back to them in a pre-paid envelope and they scan all the pages into Dropbox, Evernote, and their own cloud storage. But then you don’t get your notebook back! Where’s the fun in that?! What happens to it? Does it get recycled or does it just end up in a landfill somewhere? They don’t say.
The timing seems a bit rigid too– what if you don’t fill a notebook in a month, or fill more than one? And why would they spend the extra postage to send them one by one and warehouse them in the meantime? This whole concept seems a bit half-baked to me– there is a good idea at the root of it, in that many people would like to have a digital backup of their notes without having to spend time scanning all their pages, but I don’t think this is a very good solution to that problem.