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Merlin Mann | Jul 15 2008
Here's a fascinating history of a small but influential idea that's touched the lives of every librarian, accountant, office supply fetishist, and web surfer: **the tab**.
Apparently, the modern index card really hit its stride after file cards -- and the "randomly accessible, infinitely modifiable arrangement of data" they afforded -- became the province of a company founded by Melvil Dewey (yes, that Dewey):read more »
Merlin Mann | Feb 20 2007
Cool-looking collection of CC-licensed Hipster PDA templates include iconic "capture notes," research notes, and (here's a new one for me) a "yarn sorting card." Neat stuff.
Merlin Mann | Jan 29 2007
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Merlin Mann | Nov 27 2006
A few of the links that have been pretty popular on other sites, which I’d be remiss not to mention in passing here:read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 12 2006
Shiran Pasternak writes to ask:
This is a really good question -- especially given how many people are suffering from the first-world problem of having way too many cool Mac apps to choose from for this kind of work. The short answer is to slim down the number of tools you're frequently using, but to then be sure you also do something smart and repeatable with everything you've captured. The longer explanation...read more »
Merlin Mann | Aug 31 2006
Michael Angeles on his super-slim lofi setup and a very cool-sounding pen:
Merlin Mann | Apr 11 2006
Ubiquitous index cards; you'll look completely insane, but feel really relaxed. Just as God intended. (3:10)read more »
Merlin Mann | Oct 27 2005
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