Commit your thoughts to paper 📝

This is an excerpt from professor and author Alan Jacobs' My Year in Tech. In 2015, he said goodbye to his smartphone and committed everything to paper.

Writing By Hand. I have always kept a notebook around for jotting down the occasional idea, but in the past year I have learned to rely on paper for sketching and drafting almost all of my writing, and for managing my tasks.

After years of oscillating among a wide range of task-management apps and systems on my computer, I now handle all planning and to-doing in my notebook, using a variation on the Bullet Journal method. This change is another one I wish I had made years ago: my thinking is clearer, my writing stronger and more precise.

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Have a great day!

Jimmy


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