18.361 writing things down

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 06:37:07 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 361.
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         Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 06:25:10 +0000
         From: Norman Hinton <hinton_at_springnet1.com>
         Subject: Re: 18.359 writing things down

Well, I write down notes for future ideas and ideas on current projects,
and when the notes are no longer useful I purposefully throw them away. I
don't want them clogging up my files, and I don't really care if anyone
ever knows what the notes said.

I also don't write them in any orderly fashion, just on whatever little
yellow pad seems to have a free page. When I want the note later I have to
page through five or six yellow pads, but who cares ? Sometimes I lose
them entirely, or forget about them -- it doesn't seem to matter much,
because I can always go back over the ground and actually, later ideas
usually seem better than earlier ones......
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