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authors Ferrar, Steve
year 1997
title Computers and the Creative Process
source Challenges of the Future [15th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9523687-3-0] Vienna (Austria) 17-20 September 1997
summary For many years I kept all my personal details, appointments and notes on a Psion Organiser. One day I started questioning the efficiency of this and my motivation for doing it. On analysis, (which I suppose I should have carried out before I bought it) I realised that, compared with a paper-based system, it took me longer to a) record information and b) retrieve it. But almost more importantly I realised that scanning information to build up a picture of say a particular week or month was not nearly as easy. As for annotating with a pencil or felt tipped pen......how I suddenly longed for the good old days and a paper-based system. I have now reverted to a Filofax, which even at the exorbitant price of 22.50 was still a lot cheaper than a Psion.

It is a random access device, with a large permanent storage capacity, is expandable and in easy-to-access hardcopy format. It is infinitely flexible. There are no batteries to run down and I can still get into it if I forget the password!

series eCAADe
email s.ferrar@dial.pipex.com
more http://info.tuwien.ac.at/ecaade/proc/ferrar/ferrar.htm
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