"Engineering" notebook? Your thoughts or experience?
Anybody in our GTD universe have any experience or thoughts about using an
engineering-style notebook of continuous journaling of one's activites and thoughts? In the original tradition, I believe on each page there is one wide column for the substantive entry and,, running parallel a narrow column for noting the project name or other key words, to which the entry is related, At some point, such as when all the pages are filled, an index is made in the front pages or on a separate paper and pasted in.
My thinking is that a lot happens in the course of the day that is moving projects along or impeding them, or that I just need to track, later reflect on, enter into another document and that much of this just drains through my memory like water in a sieve. Many of the steps forward or back are even shaping SDMB projects.
So my thinking is to continue with the n/a lists in my Palm Centro (for as long is it lives its blessed life), print out my Active and SDMB Project lists and tuck this into the back of the note book, and use the notebook as a tool in weekly review.In the tradition of the enginerring notebook, a sewn notebook is used, but I am thinking of using a sprial notebook and migrating my Palm list of next actions to pages that I would mark with a removable tab for the next actions. So I would have in one item my N/as, my project lists, and a running journal.