Two years ago I went to one of our supply rooms and picked up a pad of yellow sticky notes.  I even wrote a note on the back of it – 5/4/2010 and signed it.  After we shipped OneNote 2010, I had become addicted to WIN+N to create side notes to track all the miscellanea I encountered during the day around here instead of writing notes on paper.  Once I got into the habit, it worked really well.  It’s a tad bit slower to create the note compared to paper, but searching and having them available weeks later was easily worth the cost.  So when I grabbed the pad, I was interested in how long it would last me now that I had changed my work habits.

So after two years of having this pad, with a pen, within arms reach daily, I can share this picture to show how little I have used it:

 

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On the left is the pad I have had for two years (it looks used, doesn’t it?  The bend in the paper at the bottom, the way the pages are slightly riffled…). On the right is a new pad I grabbed for comparison.

I did not count the pages so I will just go with my estimate that I’ve used about 1/3 of the pad in two years.  I guess 4 years from now I will need another.  Bonus – this is saving paper and lowering costs as well.

Not much to do with testing, but it is a nice little stat I wanted to share with other OneNote users.

Questions, comments, concerns and criticisms always welcome,
John