My moment was when I realized that there are apps that allow for handwriting to be captured to a file of some sort on the Ipad and one can come back later and deal with it. It struck me that for years and years I have been using legal pads to handwrite notes during a meeting and then days, weeks or months later I find myself paging through page after page on multiple pads to try to find some information that I somewhat recall having written down.
There are several issues with the pen on pad procedure that can be addressed by using the iPad. First is the fact that the iPad doesn't create lots of waste paper. But there is the ability to tag and categorize the notes that I've taken on the iPad. I can search for what I wrote down when I look for the note later, presuming that I've done some tagging and remember what I wrote.
There is, of course, the fact that processing the notes, whether on paper or electronic, helps A LOT if you do it soon. At a weekly review at the latest. I have found that I do a better process of capturing and processing when I use my handwritten notes on the iPad than a legal pad.
I agree that I find having to process handwritten notes to text tends to help my clarification process and seems to work better for me than when I've used the handwriting recognition.