April 28, 2005

Pen vs. Keyboard, Pictorially

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at April 28, 2005 10:46 PM

As a follow-up to previous post, I collected my writing implements into one place and posted an annotated photo on Flickr.
writing implements
As usual, click through to the Flickr page to see the annotations.


Where are the napkins (or margins of other notes) for short proofs?

Posted by: Mason | April 30, 2005 10:56 PM

I actually use the index cards for that. Although it tends to be order-of-magnitude calculations rather than algebra.

Posted by: Arcane Gazebo | May 1, 2005 12:31 AM

Napkins are the way to go. :)

They're very versatile---I use them for calculations, to remind myself of songs to download, etc. :) Plus, I always have them around.

One time when I was visiting, Megan saw me take one of my coffee napkins, hunt for a pencil, and start writing and then gave me this really weird look and asked if I wanted some paper---as if it weren't normal for me to write stuff down on the nearest napkin. Imagine that.

Posted by: Mason | May 1, 2005 7:27 PM
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