When I've been chained to a cube, and only had access to a desktop computer; I would still have to go to meetings. While I enjoyed filling notepads with sketches and notes, I'd have to leave an extra 20-30 minutes after the meeting to transcribe my notes into my desktop computer.
Why have both written notes and typed documents? So I could find the notes later. My pads would disappear or be misplaced, they aren't indexable or searchable.
I find that taking notes on a tablet to be "not there yet", so I prefer a laptop. EverNote is great for this (when will we have OneNote for Android??) and with Skitch, I can sketch. The free version requires a network connection, but the Pro version lets you work with locally-stored notebooks that will synch to my EverNote account.
I do find there's a lot of value in using my phone's camera to capture whiteboard sessions (although taking notes on the phone makes it look like I'm texting during meetings).
Considering the power and the price of laptops, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me to supply desk workers with PCs. Give them laptops, docking stations, keyboards, external mice and monitors. If they need to have their computer with them, just undock and go.
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