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:
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