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Notebook conclusions
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I promise this will be my last post about notebooks.

So I bought a Moleskine address book, because I wanted to have an address book that will last me decades, and because I wanted to compare the Moleskine construction to the Cavallini that I recommended earlier.

There's definitely a difference -- the Moleskine is pretty much a hardcover book, the pocket at the back is cloth instead of paper-sided, the binding is very well-done, and the paper is a little higher-quality. For something with the permanance of an address-book, it's perfect. If you need your lined notebooks and journals to be that permanent, it'd also be perfect, but it's overkill for me. I can easily flex the Cavallini, but not the Moleskine.

On the other hand, I needed a pocket-sized week-at-a-glance planner, and it being February and all, there's pretty slim pickings left. So I bought one whose format I liked best, even though it was pretty cheaply made, and while it'll do for what I need, it reminds me that the Cavallini notebook is not overkill for me. So thus concludes my notebook reviews.


But now that I have a notebook I like, an address book that is bombproof, and a weekly planner that will suffice, I can retire my Palm Pilot, which I haven't really used in about a year. I'm not sure why -- I really liked it when it was new -- but it was just sufficiently impersonal and complex to make me avoid it, leaving me losing track of stuff left and right. I shall report back in a few weeks to let you know how the move to paper has gone.


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I bought the Cavallini notebook at Chapters here, which is our equivalent of Barnes and Noble. The other two came from a trendy sort of papierie here, but the planner could've come from a random stationery store (or even a big-box store like Staples). Moleskines are harder to find, although Barnes and Noble is rumored to carry the basic ones.

Cavallini looks to be available all over the place, including Barnes and Noble and Borders.

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I'm going to hang onto it, just not carry it with me daily. It's still my emergency password repository for a bunch of things I log into about once a year, and so on -- I've just stopped carrying it with me daily.

Also, I'm not going to carry it with me daily.

And daily? Not carrying it with me. Nope.

Also, IHNJ, IJLS "looking for a second-hand palm".

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