Great for meeting notes
I've been using the LiveScribe pen for many months and find it immensely valuable in meetings, to be sure that minutes are accurate. (I'm Chair of a committee but I review minutes before they are posted.) I also use it when students give oral reports (I'm a college faculty). I don't use it in one-to-one meetings, though I would like to, for fear of making the other person uncomfortable. You do need to alert others that you are making a recording (mandatory by law in many states, and generally advisable anyhow). The pen is easily recognized by anyone who has seen one before. I have not had to replace the ink yet, and I use both the pre-printed and my own printed paper. It is time-consuming to print your own forms, and you do need a high quality printer -- but the advantage is that you could have only a few sheets of paper to carry around, instead of a whole notebook. Another advantage is that, if you take the pen home with you or sync it to your computer, you don't have to have the actual paper with you to read the notes (and listen to the recording). That lightens my carry-all bag!
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