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#ProdChat – 03/12/14 – Analog versus Digital Productivity

Analog versus Digital Productivity

#ProdChat – Analog versus Digital #Productivity

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  1. Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly #productivity conversation! http://goo.gl/l4aNi9  | Today’s Topic: Analog versus Digital.
  2. Paper seems an underdog in the Digital Revolution…but is it in the#productivity community? Let’s discuss this on #prodchat today!
  3. At the top of the hour: tonight’s productivity chat topic is Analog vs Digital. Follow #prodchat to join in!
  4. Looks like I’m going to miss #prodchat tonight. Sorry folks.
  5. #ProdChat happening now! Join us! Expect higher traffic from me over the next hour. Thanks!! :)
  6. @lewisjasona Sorry to hear, Jason! See you next week hopefully!#prodchat
  7. Hi, all! Michelle here. Productivity geek, GTDer, and co-host of GTD® VSG ( http://gtdvsg.com ). #ProdChat
  8. @halduauthor Hey, Ben! How’s it going this week? #prodchat
  9. Catch ya next time, Jason! Have a good week. :) RT @lewisjasona: Looks like I’m going to miss #prodchat tonight. Sorry folks.
  10. @michgunn Hey, Michelle! Happy #prodchat Wednesday! ;)
  11. So, let’s start with introductions! In a tweet, introduce yourself.#prodchat
  12. Hey, Ray!! :) RT @rsidneysmith@michgunn Hey, Michelle! Happy#prodchat Wednesday! ;)
  13. Jumping in on this topic tonight. #prodchat
  14. @ArtGelwicks Hey, Art! Welcome to today’s #prodchat! How’re you?
  15. Hey, Art!! :) RT @ArtGelwicks: Jumping in on this topic tonight.#prodchat
  16. hi #prodchat — I’m Natalie, a personal productivity coach and academic.
  17. Hey, Natalie!! :) RT @nmhouston: hi #prodchat — I’m Natalie, a personal productivity coach and academic.
  18. I’m John Cooper. First time on #prodchat
  19. @nmhouston Hey, Natalie! How’s our favorite Houston from Houston today? ;) #prodchat
  20. Hey, Martin! :) RT @mhharvey: good evening #prodchat
  21. Hey, John! Welcome! :) RT @cooperjohnj: I’m John Cooper. First time on #prodchat
  22. @cooperjohnj Glad you could make it on the #prodchat tonight! Apropos topic for you, eh?! ;) #prodchat
  23. @rsidneysmith @nmhouston is she really from Houston? That’s too funny #prodchat
  24. Hi #ProdChat Peeps! Lois from Atlanta, marketing and communications advisor for small to mid sized companies.
  25. I’m ready! @rsidneysmith@EIinspired #ProdChat is weekly on Wednesday at 8pm Eastern! Hope you can join us! :)”
  26. @cooperjohnj welcome welcome #prodchat glad you are here
  27. .@rsidneysmith yeah this one is close to my heart #prodchat
  28. @halduauthor @nmhouston you betcha! And teaches at the Univ. of Houston! Natalie, you’re all Houston! :)) #prodchat
  29. Hey! :) RT @LoisMarketing: Hi #ProdChat Peeps! Lois from Atlanta, marketing and communications advisor for small to mid sized companies.
  30. Hi, Chris! RT @EIinspired: I’m ready! @rsidneysmith@EIinspired#ProdChat is weekly on Wednesday at 8pm Eastern! Hope you can join us! :)”
  31. Q1: ARE YOU MOSTLY PAPER/ANALOG OR DIGITAL IN YOUR#PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEM; USING WHAT TOOLS? #prodchat
  32. Q1: ARE YOU MOSTLY PAPER/ANALOG OR DIGITAL IN YOUR#PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEM; USING WHAT TOOLS? #prodchat
  33. Q1: ARE YOU MOSTLY PAPER/ANALOG OR DIGITAL IN YOUR#PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEM; USING WHAT TOOLS? #prodchat
  34. Q1: ARE YOU MOSTLY PAPER/ANALOG OR DIGITAL IN YOUR#PRODUCTIVITY SYSTEM; USING WHAT TOOLS? #prodchat
  35. @halduauthor Last name = Houston, I currently live in Houston, and I teach at U of Houston. :) #prodchat
  36. @EIinspired Glad you’re here, Chris! Welcome back to #prodchat
  37. @LoisMarketing hi Lois, what’s #prodchat about today?
  38. @yogadaemon @LoisMarketing Today’s topic: Analog/Paper versus Digital #Productivity on #prodchat!
  39. @rsidneysmith and Ray types my deets faster than I do :) #prodchat
  40. A1: Mostly Analog, for scheduling and calendar, digital for other information #prodchat
  41. A1 Mostly digital. Although, I like to think on paper. I use OmniFocus, with Dropbox and Evernote for reference materials.#ProdChat
  42. A1 for anything not really short term or repetitive – paper; otherwise either! #prodchat
  43. A1 respecting the topic tonight maybe we should allow faxing in answers! #prodchat
  44. A1: digital, using iPhone 4s, iPad mini, MacBook, Kindle2, and PC(at work cuz I have to) #prodchat
  45. It’s a mix for me — digital, paper … and whiteboard :) #prodchat A1
  46. It’s a mix for me — digital, paper … and whiteboard :) #prodchat A1
  47. A1 mostly digital. Omnifocus and iPad. Playing with index card for increase of focus #ProdChat
  48. A1 mostly digital. Omnifocus and iPad. Playing with index card for increase of focus #ProdChat
  49. @EIinspired I’m not sure if Twubs is keeping up with the Twitter API, but try @tchatio or @TweetDeck#prodchat
  50. HA!!! Can you fax in a tweet? Interesting! RT @mhharvey: A1 respecting the topic tonight maybe we should allow faxing in answers!#prodchat
  51. Hey, Augusto! RT @apinaud: A1 mostly digital. Omnifocus and iPad. Playing with index card for increase of focus #ProdChat
  52. THE medium! :) RT @rsidneysmith@LoisMarketing Oh you mentioned the magic word! #whiteboard ;) #prodchat
  53. @apinaud Hey, Augusto! Are the index cards Kanban-style or other?#prodchat
  54. Let’s all send a fax to @rsidneysmith “@mhharvey: A1 respecting the topic tonight maybe we should allow faxing in answers! #prodchat
  55. All digital! RT @halduauthor: A1: digital, using iPhone 4s, iPad mini, MacBook, Kindle2, and PC(at work cuz I have to) #prodchat
  56. A1 for digital I use mainly RTM as Outlook not an option for me; occasionally Todoist for simple project like stuff #prodchat
  57. Love index cards for focus! MT @apinaud: A1 mostly digital. Omnifocus and iPad. Playing with index card for increase of focus#ProdChat
  58. A1(apps): Evernote, iqtell, drafts #prodchat
  59. A1(apps): Evernote, iqtell, drafts #prodchat
  60. I switch back and forth to avoid boredom #prodchat
  61. @michgunn hello. How are you feeling? #ProdChat
  62. A1 My productivity system is an analog/digital hybrid — planning happens analog, is transferred to digital for maintenance #prodchat
  63. @mhharvey A @rememberthemilk fan! Glad to have another RTM#productivity-ist in the #prodchat with me! ;)
  64. Q2: PAPER GURUS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR ANALOG SYSTEM? DIGITISTAS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR DIGITAL SYSTEM? #prodchat
  65. Q2: PAPER GURUS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR ANALOG SYSTEM? DIGITISTAS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR DIGITAL SYSTEM? #prodchat
  66. Q2: PAPER GURUS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR ANALOG SYSTEM? DIGITISTAS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR DIGITAL SYSTEM? #prodchat
  67. Q2: PAPER GURUS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR ANALOG SYSTEM? DIGITISTAS, WHY DO YOU LIKE YOUR DIGITAL SYSTEM? #prodchat
  68. @mbti_estj Welcome to the #prodchat, Chris! Good to have you!
  69. @mbti_estj Welcome to the #prodchat, Chris! Good to have you!
  70. @rsidneysmith playing with Behance Cards and Frictioness ones (love the second ones) #ProdChat
  71. Still under the weather. :( Thx for asking. :) RT @apinaud:@michgunn hello. How are you feeling? #ProdChat
  72. Ohhhh! RT @apinaud@rsidneysmith playing with Behance Cards and Frictioness ones (love the second ones) #ProdChat
  73. A1. iPhone5, iPad, Laptop, Netbook. #prodchat
  74. Q2: I am a person who remembers things better when I write it out by hand. This is why analog works better for me. #prodchat
  75. Q2: I am a person who remembers things better when I write it out by hand. This is why analog works better for me. #prodchat
  76. Q2: I am a person who remembers things better when I write it out by hand. This is why analog works better for me. #prodchat
  77. @michgunn @apinaud Oh no! I hope you feel better soon, Michelle!#prodchat
  78. A2 it’s not an absolute preference but a choice depending on circumstance #prodchat
  79. @rsidneysmith Thank you Ray! Good to be here. #prodchat
  80. Still trying to master the two-thumb-typing thing :) I prefer my DayTimer for scheduling and quick note taking — journaling too#prodchat
  81. @cooperjohnj Not surprising…that’s usually the no. 1 reason people give for going analog, I’d guess. #prodchat
  82. A2 I like always having my system with me – online, offline (subway, cab, job site without wifi). Hate carrying around extras. #ProdChat
  83. A2 I like always having my system with me – online, offline (subway, cab, job site without wifi). Hate carrying around extras. #ProdChat
  84. @LoisMarketing Get a bigger phone (phablet?)? Lol. Or a tablet like iPad Mini or Nexus 7? #prodchat
  85. A2 I like a notebook as (for me) it’s immediate, easy to “enter”, and there’s few “typos” #prodchat I do in pencil
  86. A2 @rsidneysmith @michgunn because of the way it feels in my hands #ProdChat
  87. Thanks Ray. :/ RT @rsidneysmith@michgunn @apinaud Oh no! I hope you feel better soon, Michelle! #prodchat
  88. @rsidneysmith I copy a lot of stuff into digital format at the end of the week though for easy access later on. Backups #prodchat
  89. @rsidneysmith I copy a lot of stuff into digital format at the end of the week though for easy access later on. Backups #prodchat
  90. #prodchat MT @yogadaemon@LoisMarketing Same old horses for courses thing, so #digital‘s soaking up the volume, #print‘s kind of niche
  91. #prodchat MT @yogadaemon@LoisMarketing Same old horses for courses thing, so #digital‘s soaking up the volume, #print‘s kind of niche
  92. @michgunn Yes! If I could have only one tool, that would be#productivity zen for me! #prodchat
  93. A2 but paper for me is difficult to schedule or organize or of course change hence then digital #prodchat
  94. @rsidneysmith I do have a tablet. I’m just such an 80s chick :)#prodchat
  95. A2. The digital system is great for reminders, collaboration, sharing between devices, spell check, text to voice, etc. #prodchat
  96. (meant to tweet on GTDBloke!) #prodchat
  97. @halduauthor Todoist & GCal. Scansnap for mindmaps. Not difficult, as transfer is part of prioritizing. #prodchat
  98. A2: I always have my phone with me, so I always have my system.#prodchat
  99. @apinaud Nice cards! I was just contemplating designing and printing my own too! #prodchat
  100. @rsidneysmith check the links at your own risk. I am not responsible for those #prodchat
  101. A2: my handwriting is awful(seriously). Spell check is also a lifesaver, and search ability, because I lose things #prodchat
  102. @profkrg Hey, Kenna! How’re you doing today? :) #prodchat
  103. ditto! :) RT @rsidneysmith@bojandordevic @michgunn Hey, Bojan! Welcome to the #prodchat!
  104. hey, Kenna! RT @profkrg: A1: Digital mostly #prodchat
  105. I can sort ideas best physically — index cards, post its on table or wall. Then transfer to digital outline. #prodchat
  106. @Joannahertzberg @apinaud @halduauthor @michgunn@lewisjasona Haha…we’ll be here for the rest of the hour if you’d like to pop in! #prodchat
  107. exactly RT @profkrg: A2: I always have my phone with me, so I always have my system. #prodchat
  108. @Joannahertzberg @halduauthor Q1 & Q2 have been out…scroll back and answer or pick up on the next Q in three minutes! :)#prodchat
  109. I feel certain things work better digital and certain things work better analog #prodchat
  110. When it comes to note taking in a meeting I have never had a digital system that makes me feel like I am not being rude #prodchat
  111. When it comes to note taking in a meeting I have never had a digital system that makes me feel like I am not being rude #prodchat
  112. I use paper for some note capture and idea brainstorming… when I feel like it. #prodchat
  113. I use paper for some note capture and idea brainstorming… when I feel like it. #prodchat
  114. Sooooo coveting one of those! :| RT @halduauthor@nmhoustonnice, I really a scansnap #prodchat
  115. @michgunn ugh. I’m so sorry to read that. I hope you feel better soon. #prodchat
  116. Thanks! Me too. ;) RT @profkrg@michgunn ugh. I’m so sorry to read that. I hope you feel better soon. #prodchat
  117. I honestly prefer paper, but I go digital because it’s more convenient.#prodchat
  118. I honestly prefer paper, but I go digital because it’s more convenient.#prodchat
  119. @rsidneysmith I’ll shamelessly plug at the end if that ok? #prodchat
  120. @apinaud Okay, let me get some other things accomplished first. *cough, cough* ;) #prodchat
  121. in the right twitter #prodchat
  122. Paper is the only place to use my fountain pens. #prodchat
  123. Q3: WHERE IS YOUR PAPER / DIGITAL SYSTEM CREATING#PRODUCTIVITY FRICTION? WHERE MIGHT THE OTHER HELP? #prodchat
  124. Q3: WHERE IS YOUR PAPER / DIGITAL SYSTEM CREATING#PRODUCTIVITY FRICTION? WHERE MIGHT THE OTHER HELP? #prodchat
  125. Q3: WHERE IS YOUR PAPER / DIGITAL SYSTEM CREATING#PRODUCTIVITY FRICTION? WHERE MIGHT THE OTHER HELP? #prodchat
  126. @cooperjohnj Good point! I totally only use a notebook for taking meeting notes. But I use Livescribe, so it’s digital too. :) #ProdChat
  127. A1 @rsidneysmith i jot ideas on paper / #sketchnote and save to@evernote. Task management in @OmniFocus #ProdChat
  128. I write everything down in my scheduler – I like to see what’s ahead.#prodchat
  129. @cooperjohnj I always have to make note to people I’m not “browsing the Web” when I’m taking note of something on my phone!#prodchat
  130. I do find mind mapping easier on digital. #prodchat
  131. RT @ArtGelwicks: Paper is the only place to use my fountain pens.#prodchat << My Montblanc has been my trusted biz partner for years! :)
  132. @ArtGelwicks Do you capture in digital afterward? Where?#prodchat
  133. @nmhouston even if you are mostly digital you still need a favorite pen :) #prodchat
  134. @cooperjohnj agreed. and I think I take better notes by hand too, something about attention is different. #prodchat
  135. @nmhouston @halduauthor And I hear they last forever! (you do not need one Michelle… you do not need one!) #ProdChat
  136. Excellent point. @ArtGelwicks: Paper is the only place to use my fountain pens. #prodchat
  137. @Joannahertzberg And how’re you this evening, Joanna? :)#prodchat
  138. Q3: I gave up on having contacts and someday maybe lists on paper, those are digital, but things I use daily are usually paper #prodchat
  139. I love my whiteboard for organizing thoughts, overcoming writing block, creative thinking, doodling, stretch breaks, etc. :) #prodchat
  140. I love my whiteboard for organizing thoughts, overcoming writing block, creative thinking, doodling, stretch breaks, etc. :) #prodchat
  141. A3 Brainstorming is easier, or more effective, for me by hand.#ProdChat
  142. @michgunn @cooperjohnj I got one of those last year, sweet technology #prodchat
  143. whoops A3:I gave up on having contacts and someday maybe lists on paper they are digital, but things I use daily are usually paper#prodchat
  144. @rsidneysmith Ray somehow I just knew you owned a fountain pen. :) @ArtGelwicks #prodchat
  145. @ArtGelwicks yay found someone else uses fountain pens! Very cool#prodchat
  146. @ArtGelwicks I flip back and forth between paper and digital for mindmapping…but it finalizes in digital. #prodchat
  147. @LoisMarketing I still really want a wall painted with whiteboard paint. Hmmmm…. maybe I will do that! #ProdChat
  148. @nmhouston I use Freemind on PC and Simple mind on Android.#prodchat
  149. @nmhouston I use Freemind on PC and Simple mind on Android.#prodchat
  150. @LoisMarketing I have to have a whiteboard to teach anything#prodchat
  151. A3. Only friction with the portable digital productivity systems is when the batteries are drained,but I carry battery pack #prodchat
  152. @ArtGelwicks Nice! It’s one of my favorite things to do…photo my notes into @springpad or @evernote and go! #prodchat
  153. A3 what would be seriously useful is to copy a (say) whiteboard or post-it note mind-map and digitize it #prodchat
  154. @Joannahertzberg absolutely. No better way to give your writing a sense of importance in my book. #prodchat
  155. @profkrg Both are good points against digital! I tend to feel the same with my task list, so I print it out. #prodchat
  156. And there is no digital equivalent to crossing completed items off a paper to-do list that is nearly as satisfying! #prodchat
  157. Right? I’ve had them for years! Love!! RT @halduauthor:@michgunn @cooperjohnj I got one of those last year, sweet technology #prodchat
  158. @profkrg did you ever see that app that let you shoot your todos out of space? I bet that feels good #prodchat
  159. @ArtGelwicks excellent, another Android person here : ) Will try that one out on my tablet. Thanks! #prodchat
  160. Hi Mary! @MaryChayko: A3: Hi all! I like a paper planner/monthly calendar. Like to look at my whole month and start prioritizing!#prodchat
  161. @Joannahertzberg Well, rest is in the foreseeable future, I hope. I’m great! Thanks! #prodchat
  162. @GTDbloke try CamScanner — take pic with your phone, turns into PDF #prodchat
  163. @LoisMarketing I love my iPad reminders currently got 15 lists going…pad goes everywhere, as you know… #prodchat
  164. @LoisMarketing I love my iPad reminders currently got 15 lists going…pad goes everywhere, as you know… #prodchat
  165. OK, I’ll join the fray. I have a waterman fountain pen I use for journaling. Really helps connect to the thoughts. ;) #ProdChat
  166. @halduauthor That can definitely be a chore if you’re all digital. Hopefully Google Fiber can help soon! ;) #prodchat
  167. Using a whiteboard while teaching reminds me of how I need to keep up with my writing skills.. nEatnEss, speliinng #prodchat
  168. @nmhouston @ArtGelwicks I’m loving @mindmeister in Google Drive and always a huge fan of Mind42! #prodchat
  169. @nmhouston yup but I mean to be able to edit it afterwards#prodchat
  170. @rsidneysmith yah early night I’m predicting – #prodchat – will write down!
  171. @MaryChayko Hey, Mary! All these professors in the #prodchathouse tonight! Hope you’re well!
  172. @GTDbloke Have you seen @degconsulting’s presentation on using Evernote Post-its? You might really dig it! #ProdChat
  173. @michgunn I will write blog posts long hand first. :O #prodchat
  174. Wow! I haven’t heard that before. That’s interesting!! RT@ArtGelwicks@michgunn I will write blog posts long hand first. :O#prodchat
  175. @LoisMarketing I’m definitely conflicted as #pprintesp #llithobut real tech girl too #pprodchat
  176. @LoisMarketing @ArtGelwicks If I were home to snap a picture of my pen collection I would. I’m a writer. #prodchat
  177. LOLing at my whiteboard: outline for a client’s web copy, a doodle of a flower garden and a drawing of the Monza race circuit :) #prodchat
  178. Q4: BETTER: THE PAPER TASK LIST OR THE DIGITAL TODO APP? WHY? #prodchat
  179. Q4: BETTER: THE PAPER TASK LIST OR THE DIGITAL TODO APP? WHY? #prodchat
  180. Q4: BETTER: THE PAPER TASK LIST OR THE DIGITAL TODO APP? WHY? #prodchat
  181. Q4: BETTER: THE PAPER TASK LIST OR THE DIGITAL TODO APP? WHY? #prodchat
  182. @michgunn OMG! DUDE! Field trip to Rockaway if you do it!#prodchat
  183. @rsidneysmith I was just laughing that I should snap a photo of my whiteboard :) #prodchat @ArtGelwicks
  184. .@rsidneysmith Hey Ray and everybody! Needed a little of your “productivity juice” tonight…lots to do, came here to get focused!#prodchat
  185. Really!!! :) RT @rsidneysmith@michgunn OMG! DUDE! Field trip to Rockaway if you do it! #prodchat
  186. A4: I think for daily tasks paper is better, for someday/maybe tasks digital #prodchat
  187. @mbti_estj Oh, Apple. Why did they have to lock the internal battery away from us! ;) #prodchat
  188. @mbti_estj Oh, Apple. Why did they have to lock the internal battery away from us! ;) #prodchat
  189. Thats cool! @ArtGelwicks@michgunn I will write blog posts long hand first. :O #prodchat
  190. @GTDbloke If you have a digital camera (especially one on your smartphone), you can! #prodchat
  191. A4 generally digital tasks is a slam dunk #ProdChat
  192. Q4 for Master List OmniFocus. For focus playing with Index Cards#ProdChat
  193. @LoisMarketing I know people see more when reading paper than screen. We use #hardcopy #proofs @calverts #prodchat
  194. @ArtGelwicks writing blog posts first sounds really time consuming.#prodchat
  195. @rsidneysmith yes but I want it fed to an app which can then be edited in the app #ProdChat
  196. I can not keep up with this thread tonight… #prodchat
  197. @rsidneysmith A4: Paper for the satisfaction of crossing items off a list, & serendipitous doodling often yields “eureka” moments!#prodchat
  198. @nmhouston @ArtGelwicks ohhhhh android… I guess we can still be friends ;) #prodchat
  199. A4: paper feels better. Digital is more convenient. #prodchat
  200. Q4: Bullet journal on A and Any.do on D #prodchat
  201. Viewing plans, tasks, schedule as a bigger picture is important to prioritizing to me. I vote paper. #prodchat
  202. @profkrg @ArtGelwicks I write blog posts by hand it is more a draft for me not super detailed like a outline #prodchat

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