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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OneNote vs. Paper Notebooks

F**k f**k f**k f**k f**k

OneNote has started, once again, losing stuff I have written.  Reporting "corrupt section".  Reporting "sync errors" (only one instance open).   Typically losing the some of the most recent pages written.

Compare OneNote to paper:

OneNote: searchable.  Paper: not

Paper: more reliable.  Once written, doesn't go away.   OneNote: frequent lossages.

OneNote: occasionally works fast. Occasionally records attribution.

I have often said that the purpose of writing notes is not to have the notes to review, but that the act of writing helps you remember.  OneNote reduces that, by allowing cut and paste.  And increases the need, since it loses stuff so often.

I wonder if OneNote's problem is a faulty hard disk on my laptop.

1 comment:

Andy "Krazy" Glew said...

I'm purchasing SpinRite. I almost hope that it shows my hard disk is failing; maybe I can use that to persuade my employer to buy me an SSD.