Aussie Charles Cave has saved us all some time-consuming note-taking by sharing with us his list of idea recording tools. Ranging from basic flashcards to computers, Cave runs through the pros and cons of each and compares our modern ways with the methods used by historical greats like da Vinci and Edison.
Have you ever been doing one of the following activities when you suddenly had a flash of inspiration but had no means of recording your idea? You thought you could remember the idea until a convenient time to write it down, but you found the idea had vanished as quickly as it appeared?
Ideas and thoughts are fleeting and unless you catch them immediately, they will be lost. There’s no way to predict when a great idea is likely to pop into your mind so you must be prepared at all times to record them. Once you have established the habit of idea recording you will be surprised at how many good ideas you actually think of each day.