I spend far too much time thinking about paper and digital systems. A part of me would love to go back to using paper notebooks. But they are inconvenient to use out and about, and take up room to store.

I also have thoughts on which will last longer over time. It seems to me that the inconvenience of paper makes it less likely to stick around for the long term. Is it more likely that my descendants will keep boxes of paper or a text file? There is also the benefit of being able to make backups of digital files and multiple copies.

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