@jack I am 52. I was thinking after one of your posts - I think my Tiddley Wiki - that I lost ... how many notes etc that I have lost. how many spreadsheets I have made and lost. Does it matter? Not really. The point who am I? have I made progress as a person? to my family to my community? Most days, I pull out a 3x5 card - side one is I list (non - work) tasks I need to get done that day. Note the time if they are time sensitive. On the back - I capture other things that might come to mind. Repeat. This seems to work the best for me.
@jack How dare you continue to see the forest, in spite of all the trees. Pay attention to what doesn't matter and be a compliant modern computer user like you're supposed to be. Haven't you learned anything at all from all the thousands of hours you've spent on the Internet?
What did Pogo say? “We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us."
@jack I haven't reached that point yet, but yes, I'm cutting back as well. Note as I need, with a single tool that is easily searchable. Doesn't matter which one.
When I was at university (probably longer ago that you) I found that the act of writing the note was more important than being able to look it up. The writing was the key.
@ddykstal Right, and that's where it gets tricky. As all the Field Notes notebooks say, "I'm not writing it down to remember it later, I'm writing it down to remember it now." There's definitely value in the process of taking notes. I've just personally wandered so far from the path that I need a reset.