Paper Based Planning
I have slowly built out a system of note taking and planning that emphasizes the usage of writing on physical paper with pen and ink in [[bullet journals]], [[software engineering labbooks]], and [[mind maps]]. This process, I believe asists in my productivity in three ways:
- Note taking with physical media assists in [[knowledge managment]] by reinforcing memorization of the material through reinterpretation and focus.
- Note taking with physical media allows for free-form exploration of the material, e.g. [[mind mapping]].
- Note taking with physical media encourages recognizing the ephemeral needs of note taking. Notes are often necessary to assist in thinking through a problem in the present, and once solved can be discarded. Over-collation, storage, and management of data, emphasized by computational generation of notes, can become burdensome and is often unecessary.
On me at all times are...
- A Standard Traveler's Notebook with two dot-lined notebooks of Goulet Tomoe River Paper used as a daily [[bullet journal]]
- An A5 Leuchtturm1917 Dot-Grid notebook used as my [[software engineering labook]]
- An A5 Rhodia dotPad for free-form note taking
- Roaring Springs Engineering Pad for mind-mapping and larger diagrams
- Traveler's Notebook, Brown Regular, Goulet Pens. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
- Goulet Notebook 68gsm Tomoe River Regular TN Dot Grid. Goulet Pens. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
- Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 Notebook, Black, Dot Grid. Goulet Pens. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
- Rhodia No16 Notepad, Orange, Dot Grid. Goulet Pens. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
- ENGINEER PAD 8.5"x11" GREEN. Roaring Springs Paper Products. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
- Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen, Black Crocodile. Goulet Pens. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
- Pilot Iroshizuku Take-sumi 50ml Bottled Ink. Goulet Pens. Retrieved 2020-11-09.