As new tablets and smartphones are introduced almost daily, Jennifer Isgitt at Emphatic Teacher makes a case for our beloved notebooks.
I particulary identify with this part:
"2. The notebook is fast. I can grab my notebook and jot down a thought in hardly any time at all. I don’t have to boot up a device, choose the appropriate software, or worry about where to save the file so that I will remember where I put it."
Cheap, portable, tactile. I've always kept a couple in my car's glove compartment one to use and the other, still unwrapped as a quick gift to a kindred spirit that I might encounter in my travels.