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Windows 7: How Do You Write Notes?

View Poll Results: You Need To Write Something Down. You Reach For:
A Piece of Paper and a Pen 10 66.67%
Your Mobile Phone 2 13.33%
Your Tablet 0 0%
Uh...I dunno. 3 20.00%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

26 Oct 2012   #1
MarshCaptain

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How Do You Write Notes?

Howdy everyone. I was curious about something which has now become a rare thing here in the UK. I've noticed people have started to use Tablets and phones to write notes. What happened to a good old ball point pen? I like writing with an ink pen. I'm twenty two and love making a mess and getting ink all over the place.

Do you still use a real pen or have you jumped onto the digital pages of the modern day?
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26 Oct 2012   #2
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

wheres the "i do both" option, in fact I make paper notes for phone calls and customer preferences etc, I also make notes in textpad and i make notes in outlook : am i weird
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27 Oct 2012   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I agree. There should be more options. I use pen and paper, a digital recorder (easier to operate onehanded than my phone, which is turned off all the time anyway), and my computer at home. I have called home and left a message before. I frequently use the little camera I keep in my purse as a portable scanner; it's easier than taking notes.
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27 Oct 2012   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Oo yes I use my Blackberry camera to take pictures of model numbers on laptops when out on call etc
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27 Oct 2012   #5
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I always have a pad at my side while on the computer and jot down anything with a pencil on that, like phone numbers, prices etc. Don't really go out so don't need to take notes.
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27 Oct 2012   #6
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

Hi Marsh Captain
Taking notes by pen and paper is what my generation did as a matter of course. I'm 67 and in my Primary school days, a class of around 45 kids was forced to sit and write in what was called 'Copperplate' - writing out each letter of the alphabet in a flowing longhand, then eventually writing sentences and stories the same way. By the time we were 8 we could do it without thinking, because we learned the 3 "R's" by rote, parrott-fashion. That is why I continue to write notes by hand, the way my mind developed as a child, means that I remember stuff best if I write it down. Problem now is that my rheumatoid- and osteo- arthritis, makes it difficult to write for long periods, whilst using a keyboard is much easier. Second problem is my overstuffed memory, I need more storage!

My 2 kids use a mixture of note-taking, by hand and by computer. 3 of my 4 grandchildren use their smartphones or computers, often switching stuff between the two. (4th is only 7, will probably do the same, or plug it directly into her quick brain in time!) All 4 have awful handwriting, but then they don't need it, right? If they leave us a note, I ask them to use block letters. Mostly they E mail me.

I am fascinated by the way human communication is developing. Does anyone else of my generation notice, as I do, that the younger people are beginning to use faster speech? I sometimes have to ask the older g-kids, to slow down their speech, often they sound as if they are speaking a different language. Not alone in this, several people over, say, 45, have said the same.

Evolution in action!

I love kids, used to be one myself!
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27 Oct 2012   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i do both, i do make shopping checklists with my mobile so i can use it and tick things off as i get them.
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27 Oct 2012   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I always use my phone to write notes.
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29 Oct 2012   #9
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

With a pencil.
At work the last batch of cheap pens wern't worth the space in a landfill.
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29 Oct 2012   #10
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

It really depends on what's closest.
if i can find a pen and paper quickly I use those
if i'm in front of my computer then I use Sticky notes
Otherwise I'll use memopad on my blackberry.
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