I have been jotting a lot of notes in my lab journal in recent weeks, and strangely, coinciding my journal entries with snapshots from my iPhone. There is no method to my madness, other than to get the data from one room to another, where I will reorganize it all in various spreadsheets, bug-trackers, and databases. Writing it all down in my notebook makes the data more memorable for me, and rewriting it later helps me comprehend the notes, especially when rewriting them for someone else to understand.

There is a lot of bashing of paper memos in my world, but I admit to being a friend of paper and pen.