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  1. Thanks for the thoughtful and thought provoking reply. I find myself in the unusual position of seeing both ends of the argument, in that whilst I acknowledge the sense of your discussion, I cannot argue with my own personal experiences. I think the key to the whole debate lies in your words 'thoughtful implementation'. The Professor who bans tech simply because students use it in a way that does not accord with the Professor's own personal expectations is still not learning and growing and is really preventing the students from coming to grips with technology that they will have to use in the real world.

    There is a strong mind/hand connection. I draw mind maps all the time and upload them to EN. I'm not saying that we shouldn't use pencil and notes if we want to do so. My gripe is being forced to use pencil and paper to write long winded class notes instead of really engaging with the material that is being taught as you are trying to get the gist of it down on paper instead of really thinking about it. The very best lecturer I ever had didn't care if we wrote it on our hands or used technology. He knew each of us after the first week and asked questions during the lectures that made us think, made the time go fast, and provoked responses from the class. That, to my mind, is the essence of teaching.

    But education isn't just what you are taught. It's what you choose to learn. And that rests with the individual.

  2. I Just finished two degrees at University. Are you kidding me? A 'no technology' policy? Yes, technology can be a pain. Yes, technology can be distracting. But given that Google has just built a massive data centre costing 1.6 Billion in Redmond, I don't think cloud computing or technology is going away any time soon. I worked with some younger (MUCH younger) students who wanted to write everything by hand. That is dinosaur thinking. It doesn't enable you to cope with the real world where you are expected to be able to use and interact with technology in the appropriate ways.

    Use of tablets removes the annoying sounds that are associated with notebooks and laptops. Rather than a 'no technology' policy, maybe a frank discussion with students on enhancing their learning would be more appropriate. BTW I am 52 and din't learn to use computers until I was 41. I am old enough to have used and remember carbon paper, gestetners and typewriters. You'd have to be mad to want to go there again.


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  3. Ok dimensions.

    Height Back 6 1/4 inches

    Height Front 3 1/2 inches

    Width 11 1/2 inches wide

    Depth of Base is 5 inches deep

    and depth at widest part of unit (halfway up the side) is 6 inches

    Unit is not a rectangular unit, it has an interesting shape as it folds out. It's about the size of a ladies handbag. (I nearly wrote the size of a good sized ladies handbag but that wouldn't be right!)


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  4. Hi Chris,

    Just wanted to weigh in on this discussion...I bought a Fujitsu s1500 scanner (Don't have any kids still at home that I can sell -I had to sell the cat) and if you haven't got one, then RUN and get one. It is AWESOME! I've used the flatbeds for years, and this walks all over them. The A3 works by folding the item in half, putting it in the special carrier sheet and feeding it through a certain direction. The item is saved stitched together. I've only used it once. I used it on a house plan and it did have a line across where it connected but maybe I had it set wrongly. Gazumped sounds like he has done many more than me.

    I just love the way the unit whips through the toughest stack and the ease with which the whole thing is made searchable and saved to Evernote. I just want to say I picked up a near new Canoscan 600F flatbed as well (for $20!) and it is a great deal harder to operate than the Scansnap. My money is on Fujitsu when it comes to scanning documents.


  5. Hi everyone,

    I've been lurking around this board for a few months now, getting my head around Evernote and decided to go digital once I realised how powerful this thing is. I would have been on the boards before this, but had trouble getting logged on...it kept sending me back to the Welcome Guest page which was pretty frustrating! However the glitch has now been fixed, and I can talk with you all!

    I want to thank you all for your contributions to this forum. Whilst I was unable to talk, I was reading and absorbing your words of wisdom and researching the best way to organise 33 years of paperwork into some form of usable database. I did go the trouble of buying a Scansnap S1500 which is one of the best purchases I have ever made, it has made inroads on the extremely huge piles of paperwork that have been breeding in dark corners in my office. It was an expensive purchase for me, but already I am seeing that I won''t be spending on printer ink and paper as I haven't printed anything off in three weeks as I have been using the web clipper extension extensively.

    I worked with the GTD system for along time keeping things fairly orderly then life got too fast and I fell behind at a time when we were making a huge amount of paperwork and I never got caught up. (I thought long and hard before deciding to go paperless, but as my loving husband pointed out to me, he can't find anything now so if we lost the lot going digital there wouldn't be any difference!!!!). So this year I declared "Annus Paperless" and went looking for the best system around to go digital. I kept coming back to Evernote, it was the stand out amongst the rest. So i've gone premium, invested in a few digital books about Evernote, bought the scanner and am now doing the work.

    For the first time in a long time I can see the top of my desk, and at a later point I will post before and after pictures of my office. I want to have the time to do some of the things that I have been putting off for years; and by releasing the stress of always looking at things to be done and the associated reference materials, I will have the time and mental freeness to do them. So thank you to you all, you didn't know it but your experiences made my entry into this brave new digital world a really great experience. :) :) :)

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