"Notes and Queries:
A Medium of Communication for Literary Men, General Readers, etc.
" Notes and Queries
is a long running journal which printed the, well, notes and queries sent in to them by readers. Google books seems to have full view available for most, if not all, of the issues from the founding in 1849 up through 1908. [more inside]
posted by Caduceus
on Mar 7, 2009 -
50 Ways to Take Notes
. Brian Benzinger
) apparently often finds himself without paper and pencil, but with access to a computer. He's linked to dozens of places online where one can Get It Down (for free!), from public pages to note-taking software to voice recording.
posted by Rykey
on Nov 14, 2007 -
Word of God Chicago man finds a series of bizarre notes from God threatening very specific sinners taped up in the windows of random businesses.
posted by squirrel
on Oct 9, 2004 -
I picked up my first Moleskine a few months ago and have been carrying it around everywhere, jotting down notes to myself, more stream of conscious than a journal. The pocket notebooks come in a variety of styles
, including a Japanese Pocket Album that is one 60 page long continuous fold out sheet for making timelines, long drawings or photo albums. Even my plain notebook has a small pocket in the back cover to stick keepsakes (ticket stubs maybe?
) as well as a built in bookmark and elastic strap to keep the book closed. Other bloggers also love their Moleskines
. Not to be a product ad, but the combination of design simplicity and utility really make these notebooks a functional piece of art. It also helps to have a nice, small pen to carry with the journal.
posted by jonah
on Jan 16, 2003 -
Memento: File, File, File.
Tax Day. Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke) reflects on Memento
and the predominant art form of our time: Note Taking
. He writes, "My filing system is my fetish."
posted by jacknose
on Apr 15, 2002 -